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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


New Leisure 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/9780691153650.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains the history of the Islamic milieu, and describes its changing relationship to Dahiya and a new generation of pious Shi'i Muslims. This history will provide an understanding of ... 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


A Short History of the Ismailis: Traditions of a Muslim Community

Farhad Daftary

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748609048
eISBN:
9780748671281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748609048.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

A major Shī'ī Muslim community, the Ismailis have had a long and eventful history dating back to the middle of the 2nd/8th century. The Ismailis themselves produced a rich literature reflecting their ... More


One Aspect of the Akbarian Turn in Shī̔ī Theology*

Robert Wisnovsky

in Sufism and Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626052
eISBN:
9780748653126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626052.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter is a companion piece to an article published in 2004 in the journal Arabic Sciences and Philosophy. There the article examined the history of one of Avicenna's most famous contributions ... More


Ismaʿili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community

Jonah Steinberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834077
eISBN:
9781469603728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899458_steinberg
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Isma'ili Muslims, a major sect of Shi'i Islam, form a community that is intriguing in its deterritorialized social organization. Informed by the richness of Isma'ili history, theories of ... More


Crescent Dawn in the Great White North: Muslim Participation in the Canadian Public Sphere

Karim H. Karim

in Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148053
eISBN:
9780199849277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148053.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Whereas the majority of Muslims in Canada are Sunnis, there are substantial Shi'i communities of Isma'ilis and Ithna Ash'aris in almost all major centers. Although the current Canadian Muslim ... More


Experiencing the Holy: Sacred Ritual and Pilgrimage

Josef W. Meri

in The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250783
eISBN:
9780191697968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250783.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Judaism

This chapter discusses pilgrimage and the ziyāra in the Islamic context. It looks at the culture of devotion, of which pilgrimage and saint veneration were an integral part. For many, participating ... More


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