Ethnographies of Islam: Ritual Performances and Everyday Practices by Baudouin DupretEthnographies of Islam: Ritual Performances and Everyday Practices by Baudouin Dupret

Ethnographies of Islam: Ritual Performances and Everyday Practices

EditorBaudouin Dupret, Thomas Pierret, Paulo G. Pinto

Paperback | October 30, 2013

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This volume explores the ways in which ethnography can create a greater understanding of Islam in particular social contexts. It does so by advancing a pluralistic use of ethnography in research about Islam in anthropology and the other social science disciplines. The contributors have usedethnography to engage with and relate to specific empirical realities in regions around the world. They argue that this approach allows for a more precise and complex understanding of the practices and discourses that constitute social realities constructed and perceived as "Islamic" by those wholive them. Furthermore, the book encourages ethnography in the study of Muslim practices that have seldom been approached in this way.
Baudouin Dupret is educated in Law, Islamic Sciences and Political Sciences. He is Directeur de Recherche at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and was appointed in 2010 Director of the Centre Jacques-Berque in Rabat, Morocco. He is also lecturer in Islamic law at the universities of Louvain and Strasbourg. He h...
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Title:Ethnographies of Islam: Ritual Performances and Everyday PracticesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.02 × 6.1 × 0.59 inPublished:October 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748689842

ISBN - 13:9780748689842

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"A collective volume of rare intellectual and methodological coherence... This is a landmark volume that marks the coming of age for the study of Islam through ethnography." --Nile Green, Anthropos