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Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

South Beirut has recently become a vibrant leisure destination with a plethora of cafés and restaurants that cater to the young, fashionable, and pious. What effects have these establishments had on ... More


Exploring Leisure, Morality, and Geography in South Beirut

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

in Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the popularity of the Bab al-Hara café in south Beirut, an area often maligned in the U.S. press as “the Hizbullah stronghold” and known ... More


Flexible Morality, Respectful Choices, Smaller Transgressions

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

in Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Cafés are places where people are essentially forced to take a stance on the morality of specific activities, not only by choosing whether to partake, but also by passively accepting others' ... More


Comforting Territory, New Urban Experiences, and the Moral City

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

in Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the ways in which pious Shi'i Muslims navigate and inhabit moral leisure places in different parts of the city. It argues that new moral leisure geographies are changing pious ... More


Good Taste, Leisure’s Moral Spaces, and Sociopolitical Change in Lebanon

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

in Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The preceding chapters showed how ideas about morality, space, and place come together to create specific forms of leisure for more or less pious Shi'i Muslim residents of south Beirut. Choices about ... More


Ethical Affordances, Awareness, and Actions

Webb Keane

in Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167732
eISBN:
9781400873593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167732.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides a definition of some key terms: ethics, morality, reflexive awareness, and affordance. Studies that focus on virtues, values, and ways of life tend to fall under ... More


Macaulay’s (Cyber) Children

Shehzad Nadeem

in Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147871
eISBN:
9781400836697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147871.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how globalization affects the identities and aspirations of outsourcing workers, managers, and employers. It first considers the rise of a “new middle class” in India and ... More


Experiments with Fate: Buddhist Morality and Human Rights in Thailand

Don Selby

in Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261857
eISBN:
9780823268900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261857.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the emergence of human rights in Thailand through the trope of the eventedness of the everyday, arguing that we may profitably understand this emergence as a turning back to ... More


Dangerous Liaisons: Technology, Kinship, and Wild Spirits

Veena Das

in Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261802
eISBN:
9780823268917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261802.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines illness in relation to kinship and medical technologies by focusing on the case of a Delhi man named Billu, who nearly loses himself with the deaths of his brother and his ... More


Beyond Instincts

Daniel L. Everett

in Dark Matter of the Mind: The Culturally Articulated Unconscious

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226070766
eISBN:
9780226401430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401430.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the failings of an understanding of mankind that takes for granted psychic unity and shared innate instincts among all men, and the implications of these failings for research ... More


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