Pietaskscapes of halal living: subjectivity, striving, and space-making in Muslim Russia

@article{Benussi2021PietaskscapesOH,
  title={Pietaskscapes of halal living: subjectivity, striving, and space-making in Muslim Russia},
  author={Matteo Benussi},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  year={2021},
  volume={44},
  pages={1821 - 1843}
}
  • M. Benussi
  • Published 5 January 2021
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
ABSTRACT Drawing on ethnographic research in Tatarstan (Russia) and through an engagement with Foucauldian, phenomenological, and ecological social theories, this paper advances the concept of piety taskscape, or “pietaskscape”, to indicate the granular, organically emerging meshwork of settings and locations where Muslim pietists carry out self-fashioning. This concept aspires to grasp the nexus of ethical action, space-making, and experience, in concrete human environments such as the post… 
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  • M. Benussi
  • Sociology
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