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Title:Tolerance, democracy, and Sufis in Senegal
Editor:Diouf, MamadouISNI
Series:Religion, culture and public life
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Columbia University Press
ISBN:0231162626; 9780231162623; 0231162634; 9780231162630
Geographic term:Senegal
Abstract:This collection of articles critically examines 'tolerance', 'secularism', and respect for religious 'diversity' within a social and political system dominated by Sufi brotherhoods. Through a detailed analysis of Senegal's political economy, contributions trace the genealogy and dynamic exchange among these concepts while investigating public spaces and political processes and their reciprocal engagement with the State, Sunni reformist and radical groups, and non-religious organizations. Contents: Introduction: the public role of the 'good Islam': Sufi Islam and the administration of pluralism (Mamadou Diouf); A secular age and the world of Islam (Souleymane Bachir Diagne); Islam's new visibility and the secular public in Senegal (Beth A. Buggenhagen); Dakar's Sunnite women: the dialectic of submission and defiance in a globalizing city (Erin Augis); Sovereign Islam in a secular State: hidden knowledge and Sufi governance among 'Taalibe Baay' (Joseph Hill); The Senegalese 'social contract' revisited: the Muridiyya Muslim Order and State politics in postcolonial Senegal (Cheikh Anta Babou); Religious and cultural pluralism in Senegal: accommodation through 'proportional equidistance'? (Etienne Smith); Islam, the 'Originaires' and the making of public space in a colonial city: Saint-Louis of Senegal (Mamadou Diouf); Stateness, democracy, and respect: Senegal in comparative perspective (Alfred Stepan); Negotiating Islam in the era of democracy: Senegal in comparative regional perspective (Leonardo A. Villalón) [ASC Leiden abstract]