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Unstable Performativity

John R. Bowen

in On British Islam: Religion, Law, and Everyday Practice in Shari'a Councils

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691158549
eISBN:
9781400881055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158549.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the anxiety of performativity, which asks about the capacity of scholars or judges to successfully perform an Islamic act and to divorce a couple. Performativity can be ... More


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