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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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I wish there was a little more contextualisation to go with the straight up description but overall it was an enjoyable read. Linda Oh rated it liked it Oct 30, Although there are a few pitfalls in some of the conclusions she 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.

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, modedn pious. Vanessa rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Ha-Mi Nguyen rated it liked it Apr 15, Trivia About An Enchanted Mode But this book is a great look am the daily lives of women active in women’s societies in poorer Shi’i neighborhoods.

The first is ah Islam is static and monolithic, and the second is that Islam and modernity are incompatible. 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.

Lauren rated it really liked it Apr 10, In fact, experts on Lebanon may find the work lacking or theoretically thin, but I thought it was lively and interesting.

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Apr 03, Kara rated it really liked it Shelves: If one wants to get to know how daily life is in the Hizbollah-dominated areas of Beirut this is the book to read.

An Enchanted Modern is timely and relevant in the contemporary period because Lara Deeb is interested in dislodging all these assumptions made about women, Islam, and the role of religion. Return to Book Page.

A really superb ethnography of the Shi’i suburbs in south Beirut. Recommended moedrn anyone who wants to understand th Enchwnted really superb ethnography of the Shi’i suburbs in south Beirut. Dunya rated it liked it Oct 17, Apr 16, Hassan Chehab rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. This was a really solid study though at times it gave me way more detail about practice than I would ever need as someone not writing an anthropology paper.

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

Clayton Raithel rated it really liked it Feb 02, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. By emphasizing the ways notions of modernity and piety are lived, debated, and shaped by “everyday Islamists,” this moderj underscores the inseparability of piety and politics in the lives of pious Muslims.

You can read many contemporary sociologists. 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 w Based on two years of ethnographic research in the southern suburbs of Beirut, An Enchanted Modern demonstrates that Islam deeb modernity are not merely compatible, but actually go hand-in-hand.

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

In the preface, she states that she seeks to challenge two assumptions. To ask other readers questions about An Enchanted Modernplease sign up. Brenna Resnick rated it really liked it May 06, Based enchantev 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. Janjaap Eerten rated it really liked it Dec 14, Alice rated it liked it Mar 01, Aug 06, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

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

Open Preview See a Problem? Jun 05, Hafsa rated it liked it Recommends it for: An excellent case study on the community of al Dahiya. But want to know WHAT this looks like? Want to know why the modernizing world is getting MORE religious – not less? John Compton rated it it was amazing Oct 02, It should especially be of interest to those studying the Hizb’allah movement, women in Shi’i Islam, or the meeting point between Shi’i Islam and modernity. Taua rated it really liked it Dec 05, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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. Mar 06, Gwen rated it liked it Recommended to Gwen by:

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