Everyday faith in Sufi Senegal

This book explores the historical, religious, cultural and economic contexts of Islam in Senegal through the narrative first-hand accounts of people's everyday lives. Drawing on rich ethnographic fieldwork conducted by the author over a period of seven years, the result is a critical look at Se...

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Published in:Routledge studies in anthropology
Main Author: Cochrane, Laura L.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: London New York Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 2017
In: Routledge studies in anthropology (40)
Edition:First published
Series/Journal:Routledge studies in anthropology 40
RelBib Classification:BJ Islam
Further subjects:B Cultural Pluralism Senegal
B Islam Senegal
B Sufism Senegal
B Senegal Religion
B Cultural Pluralism
B Islam
B Senegal Social conditions Senegal
B Religion
B Social Conditions
B Sufism
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Summary:This book explores the historical, religious, cultural and economic contexts of Islam in Senegal through the narrative first-hand accounts of people's everyday lives. Drawing on rich ethnographic fieldwork conducted by the author over a period of seven years, the result is a critical look at Senegal's religious diversity within Islamic beliefs and practices. Containing interviews from men and women, in both rural and urban locations, this book is an important contribution to the literature on Islamic practices, providing a much-needed perspective from ordinary practitioners of the faith. It is essential reading for scholars of the anthropology of religion, Islamic studies, mysticism, African studies and development studies
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0415790395