Corpus ID: 142709366

Ethnographies of Islam : ritual performances and everyday practices

  title={Ethnographies of Islam : ritual performances and everyday practices},
  author={Badouin Dupret and T. Pierret and P. Pinto and Kathryn Spellman-Poots},
This comparative approach to the various uses of the ethnographic method in research about Islam in anthropology and other social sciences is particularly relevant in the current climate. Political discourses and stereotypical media portrayals of Islam as a monolithic civilisation have prevented the emergence of cultural pluralism and individual freedom. This book counters such discourses by showing the diversity and plurality of Muslim societies and by promoting reflection on how the… Expand
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