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: An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon ( Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics) (): Lara Deeb: Books. Lara Deeb. An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon. Princeton: Princeton University Press, ix + pp. $ (paper), ISBN. Title, An enchanted modern: gender and public piety in Shi’i Lebanon / Lara Deeb. Author, Deeb, Lara, Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page images.

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Enhanted fact, experts on Lebanon may find the work lacking or theoretically thin, but I thought it was lively and interesting. Refresh and try again. Alice rated it liked it Mar 01, Although there are a few pitfalls in some of the conclusions enhanted raises and in her methodology, I believe the author, by engaging her theoretical analyses with practical examples from her interviews and experiences with the women of Al-Dahiyya, does an excellent job in defending her thesis.

An enchanted modern: gender and public piety in Shi’i Lebanon

Literally the best 21st century ethnography I’ve ever read. Nathan French rated it really liked it Dec 26, She describes the pious Shi’a women who are re-building their communities, even as decades of poverty, militant activity, and international invasion has rent them Literally the best 21st century ethnography I’ve ever read.

You needn’t be a social scientist to follow her analysis. Joshua Ford rated it really mldern it Feb 28, Janjaap Eerten rated it really liked it Dec 14, The first is that Islam is static and monolithic, and the second is that Islam and modernity are incompatible. The book seeks to primarily engage and deconstruct the notion that to be pious is to be anti-modernity, especially within an Islamic context.

This was a really solid study though at times it gave me way more detail about practice than Laga would ever need as someone not writing an anthropology paper.

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But this book is a great look at the daily lives of women active in women’s societies in poorer Shi’i neighborhoods This was the third time at least that I had read this book, plus whatever excerpts had been assigned in the Intro to Islam class. Anita Iacono rated it liked it May 22, In this depiction of a Shi’I Muslim community in Beirut, Deeb examines the ways that individual and collective expressions and understandings of piety have been debated, contested, and reformulated.

Ella Garcia rated it liked it May 15, You can read many contemporary sociologists. It will enlighten those looking to understand Arab Shi’ism and see the banality of life, even in the ‘exotic’ regions of the “Other”.

An enchanted modern: gender and public piety in Shi’i Lebanon

John Compton rated it dnchanted was amazing Oct 02, Taua rated it really liked it Dec 05, Open Preview See a Problem? Sara rated it really liked it Dec 29, The book is very timely as it was published in the year and adds a different perspective to the academic discourses regarding religion and modernity in public life. Brenna Resnick rated it really mosern it May 06, Aug 03, Iman rated it liked it Shelves: Falls a little short theoretically, but well worth the read.

Lauren rated it really liked it Apr 10, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Oct 09, Adam rated it really liked it Shelves: Excellent ethnography of the Shi’i in Beruit.

An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon

Lists with This Book. An Enchanted Modern is timely and relevant in the contemporary period because Lara Deeb is interested encganted dislodging all these assumptions made about women, Islam, and the role of religion. Paperbackpages.

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An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon by Lara Deeb

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Return to Book Page. Linda Oh rated it liked it Oct 30, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This eloquent ethnographic mdoern of an Islamic community articulates how an alternative modernity, and specifically an enchanted modernity, may be constructed by Shi’I Muslims w Based on two years of ethnographic research in the southern suburbs of Beirut, An Enchanted Modern demonstrates that Islam and modernity are not merely compatible, but actually go hand-in-hand.

She describes the pious Shi’a women who are re-building their communities, even as decades of poverty, militant activity, and international invasion has rent them apart. Want to know why the modernizing world is getting MORE religious – not less? An excellent case study on the community of al Dahiya. No trivia or quizzes yet. Roba Salibi rated it really liked it Nov 15, This eloquent ethnographic portrayal of an Islamic community articulates how an alternative modernity, and specifically an enchanted modernity, may be constructed by Shi’I Muslims who consider themselves simultaneously deeply modern, cosmopolitan, and pious.

Women take center stage in this process, a result of their visibility both within the community, and in relation to Western ideas that link the status of women to modernity. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jan 26, Bill DeGenaro rated it really liked it.

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