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|Title:||New perspectives on Islam in Senegal: conversion, migration, wealth, power, and femininity|
Leichtman, Mara A.
|Abstract:||This collective volume provides a complex picture of Islam in Senegal and The Gambia, particularly the Sufi modes of spirituality and their operations in the public space. The book's 11 chapters highlight discourses and practices in the context of broadly defined sites: conversion, education, politics and economics, sexuality, popular culture and architecture, and their impact on the multiple and changing articulations of Muslim identities. Following the introduction by Mamadou Diouf and Mara A. Leichtman, Rudolph T. Ware, III describes the history of Koran schooling in Senegambia. Cleo Cantone looks at the architecture of Senegalese mosques and the inclusion of women's sections therein. John Glover presents historical perceptions of Islamic reform, Sufism and colonization. James Searing pays attention to Sereer interpretations of Sufi Islam in Senegal. Mara A. Leichtman looks at Shi'a alternatives to Sufi orders. Marloes Janson examines young Gambians' conversion to the Tabligh Jama'at. Aly Dramé pays attention to the early development of Islam in precolonial middle Casamance. Beth A. Buggenhagen looks at gender, religious authority and the global circuits of Senegalese Muridiyya. Erin Augis shows how Sunnite women negotiate power and belief in orthodox Islamic femininity. Roman Loimeier examines dialectics of religion and politics in Senegal. Fabienne Samson looks at Sufi movements influenced by ideas of reform and products of modernity and globalization. [ASC Leiden abstract]|