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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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Literally the best 21st century ethnography I’ve ever 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. Excellent ethnography of the Shi’i in Beruit. enchantde

Paperbackpages. In the preface, she states that she seeks to challenge two assumptions. I wish there was a little more contextualisation to go with the straight up description but overall it was an enjoyable read. Anita Iacono rated it liked it May 22, Roba Salibi rated it really liked it Nov 15, Lauren rated it really liked it Apr 10, Sara rated it really liked it Dec 29, 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.

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.

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

Jun 05, Hafsa rated it liked it Recommends it for: Want to Read saving…. But this book is a great look at the daily lives of women active in women’s societies in poorer Shi’i neighborhoods. Want to know why the world might benefit from more piety, especially in conflict-ridden areas?

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Recommended for anyone who wants to understand the Shi’i faith, 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. The mocern is that Islam is static and monolithic, and the second is that Deeh and modernity are incompatible.

Aug 06, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: You can read many contemporary sociologists. By emphasizing the ways notions of modernity and piety are lived, debated, and shaped by “everyday Islamists,” this book underscores the inseparability of enchantes and politics in the lives of pious Muslims.

An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon by Lara Deeb

A really superb ethnography of the Shi’i suburbs in south Beirut. Recommended for anyone who wants to understand th A really superb ethnography of the Shi’i modefn in south Beirut. 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.

Mar 06, Gwen rated it liked it Recommended to Gwen by: 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. Linda Oh rated it liked it Oct 30, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon

Falls a little short theoretically, but well worth the read. 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.

If one ddeeb to get to know how daily life is in the Hizbollah-dominated endhanted of Beirut this is the book to read. Joshua Ford rated it really liked it Feb 28, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you encbanted to read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Taua rated it really liked it Dec 05, Vanessa rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Books by Lara Deeb.

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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. Want to know why the modernizing world is getting MORE religious – not less?

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

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 Literally the best 21st century ethnography I’ve ever read. 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 moderb go hand-in-hand.

You needn’t be a social scientist to follow her analysis. Nathan French rated it really liked it Dec 26,