: 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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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. Mar 06, Gwen rated it liked it Recommended to Gwen by: Taua rated it really liked it Dec 05, Want to know why the world might benefit from more piety, especially in conflict-ridden areas? Meredith rated it really liked it Nov 22, It should especially be of interest to those studying the Hizb’allah movement, women in Shi’i Islam, or the meeting point between Shi’i Islam and modernity.

An excellent case study on the community of al Dahiya. Vanessa rated it it was amazing Feb 08, The book seeks to primarily engage and deconstruct the notion that to be pious is to be anti-modernity, especially within an Islamic context. Apr 16, Hassan Chehab rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first is that Islam is static and monolithic, and the second is that Islam and modernity are incompatible. A really superb ethnography of the Shi’i suburbs in south Beirut.

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

Want to Read saving…. Linda Oh rated it liked it Oct 30, Excellent ethnography of the Shi’i in Beruit. Joshua Ford rated it really liked it Feb 28, 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. Dunya rated it liked it Oct 17, Aug 06, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Roba Salibi rated it really liked it Nov 15, 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.

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

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Ha-Mi Nguyen rated it liked it Apr 15, 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

Jul 31, Mike rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics enchantd this book yet. Recommended for anyone who wants to understand th A really superb ethnography of the Shi’i suburbs in south Beirut.

Want to know why the modernizing world is getting MORE religious – not less? Sara rated it really liked it Dec 29, 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. 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.

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Clayton Raithel rated it really liked it Feb 02, 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.

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

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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. John Compton rated it it was amazing Oct 02, In the preface, she states that she seeks to challenge two assumptions.

Paperbackpages. Aug 03, Iman rated it liked it Shelves: If one wants to get to know how daily life is in the Hizbollah-dominated areas of Beirut this is the book to read.

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