Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa
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Indiana University Press
19 b&w illus., 4 maps
Table Of Contents
Preface: Islam and Politics AcknowledgmentsNote on Transliteration Introduction: Locating Cosmopolitan Shi`i Islamic Movements in Senegal Part I. The Making of a Lebanese Community in SenegalIntroduction to Part I.1. French Colonial Manipulation and Lebanese Survival 2. Senegalese Independence and the Question of Belonging 3. Shi`i Islam Comes to Town: A Biography of Shaykh al-Zayn 4. Bringing Lebanese Back to Shi`i Islam Part II. Senegalese Conversion to Shi`i Islam5. The Vernacularization of Shi`i Islam: Competition and Conflict 6. Migrating from One's Parents' Traditions: Narrating Conversion Experiences Interlude: `Umar: Converting to an Intellectual Islam 7. The Creation of a Senegalese Shi`i Islam Coda: On Shi`i Islam, Anthropology, and Cosmopolitanism Glossary Notes References
Mara A. Leichtman is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Muslim Studies at Michigan State University. She is editor (with Mamadou Diouf) of New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal: Conversion, Migration, Wealth, Power, and Femininity.