In Health and Ritual in Morocco, Josep Lluis Mateo Dieste analyzes the many notions of the body that appear in various Moroccan medical and religious systems. Viewing these issues from anthropological and historical perspectives to the development of Islamic medicine in Morocco, this study highlights the elements of power that define these representations and practices. Mateo Dieste shows that most of the healing rituals challenge the strict division between physical and mental afflictions. Health and Ritual in Morocco provides a valuable structure for understanding Moroccan conceptions of the person, rites of passage, gender differences, and reproductive practices. It offers insights into the weight of the notions of impurity and purification of the body in the daily life of the contemporary Moroccan population.
Health and Ritual in Morocco
Edited by Andreas Bandak, University of Copenhagen and Mikkel Bille, University of Copenhagen
Sainthood in Fragile States investigates how precariousness and ambiguity are embedded in saint worship. The book explores the intersections between religious and secular figures to show the role of sainthood and its contestation in the contemporary Middle East.
Édité par Nathalie Clayer, CNRS-EHESS, Paris, Alexandre Papas, CNRS, Paris, Benoît Fliche, CNRS, Paris
Through various case studies in Central Asia, throughout the Ottoman Empire, in the Balkans and in Turkey, this book dicusses the religious authority exercised by different actors and the limits, whether theological, political, social or institutional, they are confronted with. A travers ...
Edited by Anh Nga Longva and Anne Sofie Roald
Focusing on the situation of both Muslim and non-Muslim religious minorities in the Middle East, this volume offers an analysis of various strategies of resilience and accommodation from a historical as well a contemporary perspective.
edited by Ahmed Ibrahim Abushouk and Hassan Ahmed Ibrahim, IIUM
This volume addresses the question of the Hadhrami Identity in Southeast Asia from various perspectives, and investigates the patterns of the Hahdrami interaction with diverse cultures, values and beliefs in the region. Special attention is also paid to the Hadhrami local and transnational ...
Muhammad Shahrur, Translated, Edited, and with an Introduction by Andreas Christmann, University of Manchester
This is the first book-length presentation of Muhammad Shahrur's ideas in English, explaining his ideas on the need for a contemporary re-reading of the Qur'an, a reform of Islamic law and the necessity of freedom of belief in Islam, and other vital issues of Islamic thought and practice.
Edited by Meir Hatina, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
This collective volume provides an integrative historical and contemporary discussion of Sunni ʿulamaʾ in the Middle East in both an urban and a semi-tribal context.
Edited by Christoph Schumann
This volume analyzes a century of intellectual debates, political ideologies, and literary media in order to track the emergence, spread and decline of liberal thought as a response to both authoritarian rule and Westernization in the Eastern Mediterranean.
edited by Nefissa Naguib and Inger Marie Okkenhaug
The book examines different involvements in welfare activities not only as contextualised in stable communities and nations, but also as they emerge in vulnerable states and disintegrating societies.
Drawing on central issues in social sciences, modernity, nationalism, conflict and rural development, this book offers a comprehensive reading of settlement and resettlement in Turkey, not only the village evacuations in Turkish Kurdistan in the 1980s and 1990s, but also previous settlement and ...
In a collage of images the author attempts to convey the transformation of consumer culture and how it is related to the urban reshaping of the city of Cairo to meet with the demands of globalisation. Evidently Cairo´s urban reshaping is taking place by pushing away the unwanted slums ...
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