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Leisurely Islam free pdf South Beirut has recently become a vibrant leisure destination with a plethora of cafs and restaurants that cater to the young, fashionable, and pious. What effects have these establishments had on the moral norms, spatial practices, and urban experiences of this Lebanese community? From the diverse voices of young Shi'i Muslims searching for places to hang out, to the Hezbollah officials who want this media-savvy generation to be more politically involved, to the religious leaders worried that Lebanese youth are losing their moral compasses, Leisurely Islam provides a sophisticated and original look at leisure in the Lebanese capital. What makes a caf morally appropriate? How do people negotiate morality in relation to different places? And under what circumstances might a pious Muslim go to a caf that serves alcohol? Lara Deeb and Mona Harb highlight tensions and complexities exacerbated by the presence of multiple religious authorities, a fraught sectarian political context, class mobility, and a generation that takes religion for granted but wants to have fun. The authors elucidate the political, economic, religious, and social changes that have taken place since 2000, and examine leisure's influence on Lebanese sociopolitical and urban situations. Asserting that morality and geography cannot be fully understood in isolation from one another, Leisurely Islam offers a colorful new understanding of the most powerful community in Lebanon today.

About Lara Deeb

Lara Deeb is associate professor of anthropology at Scripps College and the author of "An Enchanted Modern" (Princeton). Mona Harb is associate professor of urban studies and politics at the American University of Beirut and the author of "Le Hezbollah a Beyrouth".

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Author : Lara Deeb
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Data Published : 25 October 2013
ISBN : 0691153655
EAN : 9780691153650
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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