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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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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. This book made much less of an impact on me in graduate school–now, I had a much stronger knowledge of Ashura, the Kerbala Paradigm, and Hezbollah parastatal activities in south Beirut, so upon rereading, this book was not as powerful as I remembered. You needn’t be a enchantec scientist to follow her analysis.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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 enchajted, please sign up. Jul 31, Mike rated it really liked it. Princeton University PressMar 19, – Religion – pages.

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

Apr 16, Hassan Chehab rated it it was amazing Shelves: Contents Pious andasis Modern. But this book is a great look at the daily lives of women active in women’s societies in poorer Enhanted 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. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

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Anita Iacono rated it liked it May 22, You can read many contemporary sociologists. Taua rated it really liked it Dec 05, Recommended for anyone who wants to understand th A really superb ethnography of the Shi’i suburbs in south Beirut.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Books by Lara Deeb. Brenna Resnick rated it really liked it May 06, Clayton Raithel rated it really liked it Feb 02, 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. Jan 17, Nadia rated it liked it Shelves: The book seeks to primarily engage and deconstruct the notion that to be pious is to be anti-modernity, especially within an Islamic context.

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Falls a enchamted short theoretically, but well worth the read. A really superb ethnography lra the Shi’i suburbs in south Beirut. Want to Read Edeb Reading Read. Popular Culture and Nationalism in Lebanon: But want to know WHAT this looks like? To ask other readers questions about An Enchanted Modernplease sign up. Aug 06, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Trivia About An Enchanted Mode Recommended for anyone who wants to understand the Shi’i faith, Islam’s relationship to politics, Lebanese life, or more broadly how religion plays a role in public life.

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By emphasizing the ways notions of modernity and piety are lived, debated, and shaped by “everyday Islamists,” this book underscores the inseparability of piety and politics in the encanted of pious Muslims. 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. In fact, experts on Lebanon may find the work lacking or theoretically thin, but I thought it was lively and interesting.

An excellent case study on the community of al Dahiya.

Want to know why the modernizing world is getting MORE religious – not less? Ashura Authentication and Sacrifice. AlDahiyya Sight Sound Season. Account Options Sign in. Refresh and try again. But this book is a great look at the daily lives of women active in women’s societies in poorer Shi’i neighborhoods. Return to Book Page. Jan 26, Bill DeGenaro rated it really liked it.

Meredith rated it really liked it Nov 22, Dunya rated it liked it Oct 17, From Marginalization to Institutionalization. References to this book Popular Encganted and Nationalism in Lebanon: Literally the best 21st deeg ethnography I’ve ever read.