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Introduction

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780748622856
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670635 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter introduces this innovative combination of anthropology, history, and social theory that explores Islam and Muslim practice in an important Islamic religious centre in West Africa from the late nineteenth century to the present. Drawing on ethnography, archival research, and written sources, the book provides a richly detailed discussion of Sufism, Islamic reform, and other contemporary ways of being Muslim in Mali and offers an original analytical perspective for understanding changes in the practice of Islam more generally.

Keywords: Anthropology; History; Theory, Social; Ethnography; Islam; Mali; West Africa

Chapter.  10123 words. 

Subjects: African Studies

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