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Title:Prayer in the city: the making of Muslim sacred places and urban life
Editors:Desplat, Patrick A.
Schulz, Dorothea E.ISNI
Year:2012
Pages:314
Language:English
Series:Global, local Islam
City:Bielefeld
Publisher:Transcript Verlag
ISBN:3837619451; 9783837619454
Geographic terms:Islamic countries
Egypt
Mali
Morocco
Senegal
Sudan
Tanzania
Tunisia
Subjects:Islam
shrines
towns
Abstract:Several chapters of this book were initially presented at a workshop on Islam, sacred space and urban life held in Berlin in June 2009. The book discusses the relationship between Muslims' placemaking and urban everyday lives, both historical and contemporary. The focus is on African countries, but other Islamic countries are also discussed. Contents: Pt. 1. Un-/making places: Protecting and selling the mosque: secular salesmen's pride and fears in Tunis (Simon Hawkins); Ahmad al-Tijani and his neighbors: the inhabitants of Fez and their perceptions of the Zawiya (Johara Berriane); Zawiya, Zikr and the authority of Shaykh 'Al-Pepsi': the social in sacred place-making in Omdurman, Sudan (Karin Willemse); A complete life: the world of Mawlids in Egypt: a photo essay (Samuli Schielke) - Pt. 2. Contested meanings and places: The case of the Jaipur Jami mosque: prayer and politics disruptive (Catherine B. Asher); Arenas of contest? Public Islamic festivals in interwar Dar es Salaam (Katharina Zöller); Competing spaces, contested paces: Muslim struggles for place, space, and recognition at a German university (Jörn Thielmann); Confronting the legacy of Antiquity: pharaonism, Islam, and archaeology: a retrospective on local Islam and modernity (Georg Stauth) - Pt. 3. Everyday prayer and urban topography: Building community: configuring authority and identity on the public squares of contemporary Senegalese Sufi centers (Eric Ross); A fractured soundscape of the divine: female 'preachers', radio sermons and religious place-making in urban Mali (Dorothea E. Schulz); A shrine gone urban: the shrine of Data Ganj Bukhsh, Lahore, as a city within the city (Linus Strothmann); Sufi spaces in urban Bangladesh: gender and modernity in contemporary shrine culture (Geoffrey Samuel and Santi Rozario). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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