Ethnographies of Islam: Ritual Performances and Everyday Practices
Baudouin Dupret, Thomas Pierret, Paulo G. Pinto, Kathryn Spellman-Poots
Edinburgh University Press, Jul 23, 2012 - Religion - 208 pages
This volume explores the ways in which ethnography can create a greater understanding of Islam in particular social contexts. It does so by advancing a pluralistic use of ethnography in research about Islam in anthropology and the other social science disciplines. The contributors have used ethnography to engage with and relate to specific empirical realities in regions around the world. They argue that this approach allows for a more precise and complex understanding of the practices and discourses that constitute social realities constructed and perceived as 'Islamic' by those who live them. Furthermore, the book encourages ethnography in the study of Muslim practices that have seldom been approached in this way.
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