Recognizing Islam

Religion and Society in the Modern Middle East

Michael Gilsenan

Michael Gilsenan shows that Islam covers a multitude of forms and practices that are woven into daily existence in complex and sometimes almost invisi

English edition
296 pp.
13.4X20.8cm
ISBN 9781860644092
For sale only in the Middle East

$34.95

Michael Gilsenan shows that Islam covers a multitude of forms and practices that are woven into daily existence in complex and sometimes almost invisible ways. He explores a variety of social worlds all claiming Islamic affiliation: the feudal aristocracy of northern Lebanon, the working-class Sufi brotherhoods of Egypt, and the new bourgeoisies of Algeria and Morocco. In each he shows how Islam evolves in relation to shifting social, political, economic, and class structures. “Remarkably well-written . . . . A vital account of Islam and unique for being so.”—Edward Said

Michael Gilsenan

Michael Gilsenan is professor of anthropology and Middle Eastern studies at New York University.
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