Controlling Knowledge: Religion, Power, and Schooling in a West African Muslim Society
This is an exploration of the history of a West African society in the 20th century, with specific reference to the evolution of Islamic schooling. The research focuses on the social and political processes that have produced new forms of Muslim expression and self perception.
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Defining the Terms of Analysis
Knowledge and Power in PreColonial Muslim Societies
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