Everyday Faith in Sufi Senegal

1st Edition

Laura L. Cochrane

Published June 20, 2017
Reference - 148 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415790390 - CAT# Y319480
Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology


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Everyday Faith in Sufi Senegal 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.

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