Search: Book, 2010
Kim Searcy, Loyola University, Chicago
This book is the first analysis of the Sudanese Mahdiyya from a socio-political perspective that treats how relationships of authority were enunciated through symbol and ceremony. The book focuses on how the Mahdi and his second-in-command and ultimate successor, the Khalifa Abdallahi, used ...
Christine M. Jacobsen, University of Bergen
Drawing on a broad range of theorizing in anthropology and the social sciences, this book provides an in-depth ethnographic account of how 'young Muslims' in Norway engage and rework Islamic traditions in a context of international migration, globalization, and secular modernity.
This study explores the mother-daughter relationship as the most fundamental and most intimate female relationship. It draws on both early and contemporary writings of Arab women to illuminate the traditional and evolving nature of mother-daughter relationships in Arab families and how these ...
This is a general survey of the rise and development of Islamic mysticism (Sufism) up to the modern period, which takes into account the latest achievements of scholarship on the subject. Sufism is examined from a variety of perspectives: as a vibrant social institution, a specific form of ...
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