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The Public Sphere and the Postcolony

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/9780748622856.003.0009
The Public Sphere and the Postcolony

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Chapter 8 considers the importance of the secular state, the development of the public sphere, and mass media, as well as the impact of these on Nioro as a social and religious space at the end of the twentieth century. Returning to the question of the Hamawiyya and its absent shaykh, it discusses the development of a new incipient tradition of Islam that allows some to bypass some of the debates between Muslims in this religious center.

Keywords: Public Sphere; Habermas, Jurgen; Islam; Media; Media, mass; Media, print; Media, radio; Media, audiocassettes; Saints, Muslim; Haïdara, Chérif Ousmane Madani

Chapter.  15769 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: African Studies

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