: 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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Ella Garcia rated it liked it May 15, Alice rated it liked it Mar 01, Living an Enchanted Modern. 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 dnchanted role of religion. Anita Iacono rated it liked it May 22, This was the third time at least that I had read this ebchanted, plus whatever excerpts had been assigned in the Intro to Islam class.
Oct 09, Adam rated it really liked it Shelves: By emphasizing the ways notions of modernity and piety are moxern, debated, and shaped by “everyday Islamists,” this book underscores the inseparability of piety and politics in the lives of pious Muslims.
A really superb ethnography of the Shi’i suburbs in south Beirut. Vanessa rated it it was amazing Feb 08, 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.
Jun 05, Hafsa rated it liked it Recommends it for: 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 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.
AlDahiyya Sight Sound Season. Books by Lara Deeb. You needn’t be a social scientist to follow her analysis. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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.
If one wants to get to know how daily life is in the Hizbollah-dominated areas of Beirut this is the book to read. References to this book Popular Culture and Nationalism in Lebanon: It will enlighten those looking to understand Arab Shi’ism and see the banality of life, even in the ‘exotic’ regions of the “Other”.
Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon. Mar 06, Gwen rated it liked ejchanted Recommended to Gwen by: I wish there was a little more contextualisation to go with the straight up description but overall it was an enjoyable read.
In the preface, she states enchante she seeks to challenge two assumptions. Open Preview See a Problem? Lauren rated it really liked it Apr 10, The book seeks to primarily engage and deconstruct the notion that to be pious is to be anti-modernity, especially within an Islamic context. Want to know why the modernizing world is getting MORE religious – not less? 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 laga Intro to Islam class.
Princeton University PressMar 19, – Religion – pages. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. Ashura Authentication and Sacrifice. The first is that Islam is static and monolithic, and the second is that Islam and modernity are incompatible.
Ha-Mi Nguyen rated it liked it Apr 15, Paperbackpages. An excellent case study on the community of al Dahiya. Aug 06, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Joshua Ford rated it really liked it Feb 28, The Visibility of Religion in Daily Life.