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Shi'i cosmopolitanisms in Africa : Lebanese migration and religious conversion in Senegal / Mara A. Leichtman.

Author/Creator:
Leichtman, Mara, author.
Publication:
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (316 p.)
Series:
Public cultures of the Middle East and North Africa.
Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa
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Subjects:
Shīʻah -- Senegal.
Shiites -- Senegal.
Lebanese -- Senegal -- Religion.
Conversion -- Shī'ah.
Shīʻah -- Relations -- Sunnites.
Sunnites -- Relations -- Shīʻah.
Lebanon -- Emigration and immigration.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Mara A. Leichtman offers an in-depth study of Shi'i Islam in two very different communities in Senegal: the well-established Lebanese diaspora and Senegalese ""converts"" from Sunni to Shi'i Islam of recent decades. Sharing a minority religious status in a predominantly Sunni Muslim country, each group is cosmopolitan in its own way. Leichtman provides new insights into the everyday lives of Shi'i Muslims in Africa and the dynamics of local and global Islam. She explores the influence of Hizbullah and Islamic reformist movements, and offers a corrective to prevailing views of Sunni-Shi'i hosti
Contents:
Preface: Islam and politics
Acknowledgments
Introduction: locating cosmopolitan Shiʻi Islamic movements in Senegal. Part 1. The making of a Lebanese community in Senegal
Introduction to Part 1. French colonial manipulation and Lebanese survival
Senegalese independence and the question of belonging
Shiʻi Islam comes to town: a biography of Shaykh al-Zayn
Bringing Lebanese "back" to Shiʻi Islam
Part 2. Senegalese conversion to Shiʻi Islam. The vernacularization of Shiʻi Islam: competition and conflict
Migrating from one's parents' traditions: narrating conversion experiences
Interlude: ʻUmar: converting to an "intellectual Islam"
The creation of a Senegalese Shiʻi Islam
Coda: on Shiʻi Islam, anthropology, and cosmopolitanism.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-253-01605-3
OCLC:
916618695