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Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Jonathan Benthall

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book is the fruit of twenty years’ reflection on Islamic charities, both in practical terms and as a key to understand the crisis in contemporary Islam. On the one hand Islam is undervalued as a ... More


Courier of the Horizons: Hussein ou Muhammad Qadir

Lawrence Rosen

in Two Arabs, A Berber, and A Jew: Entangled Lives in Morocco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226317342
eISBN:
9780226317519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317519.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Hussein ou Muhammad Qadir is a Berber. Living in the Middle Atlas Mountains just south of the city of Sefrou he has succeeded as an agriculturalist and animal dealer to a very high degree. In the ... More


The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

Patrick Gaffney

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084711
eISBN:
9780520914582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084711.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Muslim preaching has been central in forming public opinion, building grassroots organizations, and developing leadership cadres for the wider Islamist agenda. Based on in-depth field research in ... More


Court Order

Brinkley Messick

in The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the history of court reform and concludes with another recent skit, this one critical of former judicial practices. The twentieth century opened in Yemen with a judgeship ... More


Amnesia: Clan-Society and Nation-State

Michael E. Meeker

in A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225268
eISBN:
9780520929128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225268.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the author's arrival in the Turkish district of Of, where he conducted the first part of his fieldwork during the 1960s, revealing that two major families in the district have ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The Introduction summarizes the book’s content under the following headings. Since all the Chapters have been previously published elsewhere, it also adds some complementary material to bring the ... More


Islamic charities, Faith Based Organizations and the international aid system

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter outlines the historical background of the growth of Islamic charities over the last few decades, and of Faith Based Organizations in general. It also discusses the humanitarian ... More


Puripetal force in the charitable field

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This Chapter, published by Depends on timing. the journal Asian Ethnology, is a theoretical exercise, inspired by Mary Douglas’s classic anthropological text Purity and Danger, that sets out to ... More


Building the Networks: NGOs, Gender, and “Community”

Joanne Randa Nucho

in Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon: Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168968
eISBN:
9781400883004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168968.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the role of notions of gender propriety in differentiating access to Armenians women's organizations in Bourj Hammoud. It focuses on the work of two distinct types of ... More


Who wants to be a Zaʿīm?: The agony of fame

in An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226434766
eISBN:
9780226434759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434759.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

In Lebanon, charity is a private matter, an extension of and means to social power. There is hardly a charitable organization of any consequence that is not backed by a za'im, a top political leader ... More


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