By Lara Deeb
Based on years of ethnographic study within the southern suburbs of Beirut, An Enchanted Modern demonstrates that Islam and modernity aren't purely 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 examine themselves concurrently deeply smooth, 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.
girls take middle level during this technique, as a result of their visibility either in the neighborhood, and with regards to Western principles that hyperlink the prestige of girls to modernity. through emphasizing the methods notions of modernity and piety are lived, debated, and formed by means of "everyday Islamists," this publication 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