: An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon ( Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics) (): Lara Deeb: Books. Lara Deeb. An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon. Princeton: Princeton University Press, ix + pp. $ (paper), ISBN. Title, An enchanted modern: gender and public piety in Shi’i Lebanon / Lara Deeb. Author, Deeb, Lara, Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page images.

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In this depiction of a Shi’I Muslim community in Beirut, Deeb examines the ways that individual and collective expressions and understandings of piety have been debated, contested, and reformulated. Alice rated it liked it Mar 01, The first is that Islam is static and monolithic, and the second is that Islam and modernity are incompatible. To ask other readers questions about An Enchanted Modernplease sign up.

She describes the pious Shi’a women who are re-building their communities, even as decades of poverty, militant activity, and international invasion has rent them Literally the best 21st century ethnography I’ve ever read. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

An enchanted modern: gender and public piety in Shi’i Lebanon

Mar 06, Gwen rated it liked it Recommended to Gwen by: No trivia or quizzes yet. Apr 03, Kara rated it really liked it Shelves: Recommended for anyone who wants to understand the Shi’i faith, Islam’s relationship to politics, Lebanese life, or more broadly how religion plays a role in public life.


This was the third time at least that I had read this book, plus whatever excerpts had been assigned in the Intro to Islam class. But this book is a great look at the daily lives of women active in women’s societies in poorer Shi’i neighborhoods.

An enchanted modern: gender and public piety in Shi’i Lebanon

Brenna Resnick rated it really liked it May 06, Refresh and try again. But want to know WHAT this looks like? In the preface, she states that she seeks to challenge two assumptions.

Thanks encbanted telling us about the problem. This book made much less moderh an impact on me in graduate school–now, I had a much stronger knowledge of Ashura, the Kerbala Paradigm, and Hezbollah parastatal activities in south Beirut, so upon rereading, this book was not as powerful as I remembered. Apr 16, Hassan Chehab rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book seeks to primarily engage and deconstruct the notion that to be enhcanted is to be anti-modernity, especially within an Islamic context.

This eloquent ethnographic portrayal of an Islamic community articulates how an alternative modernity, and specifically an enchanted modernity, may be constructed by Shi’I Muslims who consider themselves simultaneously deeply modern, cosmopolitan, and pious. Books by Lara Deeb. Anita Iacono rated it liked it May 22, Return to Book Page.

Ha-Mi Nguyen rated it liked it Apr 15, It will enlighten those looking to understand Arab Shi’ism and see the banality of life, even in the ‘exotic’ regions of the “Other”. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Nathan French rated it really liked it Dec 26, Want to Read saving…. Jul 31, Mike rated it really liked it. In fact, experts on Lebanon may find the work lacking or theoretically thin, but I thought it was lively and interesting. This was a really solid study though at times it gave me way more detail about practice than I would ever need as someone not writing an anthropology paper. Jun 05, Hafsa rated it liked it Recommends it for: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon by Lara Deeb

Joshua Ford rated it really liked it Feb 28, You can read many contemporary sociologists. The book is very timely as it was published in the year and adds a different perspective to the academic discourses regarding religion and modernity in public life.

A really superb ethnography of the Shi’i suburbs in south Beirut. Aug 06, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lindsey Taylor rated it it was ok Oct encchanted, An excellent case study on the community of al Dahiya.

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