By Lara Deeb
Based on years of ethnographic learn within the southern suburbs of Beirut, An Enchanted Modern demonstrates that Islam and modernity usually are not simply suitable, yet truly move hand-in-hand. This eloquent ethnographic portrayal of an Islamic neighborhood articulates how another modernity, and in particular an enchanted modernity, should be built via Shi'I Muslims who ponder themselves at the same time deeply glossy, cosmopolitan, and pious.
during this depiction of a Shi'I Muslim group in Beirut, Deeb examines the ways in which person and collective expressions and understandings of piety were debated, contested, and reformulated.
ladies take heart degree during this technique, because of the their visibility either in the neighborhood, and when it comes to Western rules that hyperlink the prestige of girls to modernity. via emphasizing the methods notions of modernity and piety are lived, debated, and formed by way of "everyday Islamists," this booklet underscores the inseparability of piety and politics within the lives of pious Muslims.
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An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi'i Lebanon (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics) by Lara Deeb