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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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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 and modernity are not merely compatible, but actually go hand-in-hand.

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 apart. Excellent ethnography of the Shi’i in Beruit. Based on 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.

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, and pious.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The book seeks to primarily engage and deconstruct the notion that to be pious is to be anti-modernity, especially within an Islamic context. 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 the Intro to Islam class. Sara rated it really liked it Dec 29, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Paperbackpages. 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.

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

Want to Read saving…. Aug 06, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 03, Iman rated it liked it Shelves: Dunya rated it liked it Oct 17, Living an Enchanted Modern. Want to know why the modernizing world is getting MORE religious – not less?

Taua rated it really liked it Dec 05, Anita Iacono rated it liked it May 22, Recommended for anyone who wants to understand the Shi’i encbanted, Islam’s relationship to politics, Lebanese life, or more broadly how religion plays a role in public life.

An excellent case study on the community of al Dahiya. This eloquent ethnographic portrayal of an Islamic community articulates how an alternative modernity, and specifically an enchanted modernity, may be mmodern by Shi’I Muslims who consider themselves simultaneously deeply modern, cosmopolitan, and pious.

Based on 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.

Lists with This Book. Nathan French rated it really liked it Dec 26, Lindsey Taylor enchabted it it was ok Oct 13, Linda Oh rated it liked it Oct 30, 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.

Women take center stage in this process, a result of their visibility both within the community, and in relation to Western ideas that link the status of women to modernity.

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Literally the best 21st century ethnography I’ve ever read. This was the third encganted at least that I had read this book, plus whatever excerpts had been assigned in the Intro to Islam class. Other editions – View all An Enchanted Modern: Roba Salibi rated it really liked it Nov 15, Return to Book Page. It will enlighten those looking to understand Arab Shi’ism and see the banality of life, even in the ‘exotic’ regions of the “Other”.

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This eloquent ethnographic portrayal of an Islamic community articulates how an alternative modernity, and 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.

Apr 03, Kara rated it really liked it Shelves: In fact, experts on Lebanon may find the work lacking or theoretically thin, but I thought it was lively and interesting. Lauren rated it really liked it Apr 10, Ashura Authentication and Sacrifice. Clayton Raithel rated it really liked it Feb 02, Jan 17, Nadia rated it liked it Shelves: By emphasizing the ways notions of modernity and piety are lived, debated, and shaped by “everyday Modfrn this book underscores debe inseparability of piety and politics in the lives of pious Muslims.

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. Open Preview See a Problem? Janjaap Eerten rated it really liked it Dec 14, You needn’t be a social scientist to follow her analysis. From Marginalization to Institutionalization.

I wish there was a little more contextualisation to go with the straight up description but overall it was an enjoyable read.