The Resource Islam and social change in French West Africa : history of an emancipatory community, Sean Hanretta

Islam and social change in French West Africa : history of an emancipatory community, Sean Hanretta

Label
Islam and social change in French West Africa : history of an emancipatory community
Title
Islam and social change in French West Africa
Title remainder
history of an emancipatory community
Statement of responsibility
Sean Hanretta
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Exploring the history and religious community of a group of Muslim Sufi mystics who came largely from socially marginal backgrounds in colonial French West Africa, this study shows the relationship between religious, social, and economic change in the region. It highlights the role that intellectuals - including not only elite men, but also women, slaves, and the poor - played in shaping social and cultural change and illuminates the specific religious ideas on which Muslims drew and the political contexts that gave their efforts meaning. In contrast to depictions that emphasize the importance of international networks and anti-modern reaction in twentieth-century Islamic reform, this book claims that, in West Africa, such movements were driven by local forces and constituted only the most recent round in a set of centuries-old debates about the best way for pious people to confront social injustice. It argues that traditional historical methods prevent an appreciation of Muslim intellectual history in Africa by misunderstanding the nature of information gathering during colonial rule and misconstruing the relationship between documents and oral history. -- Description from http://www.amazon.com (April 24, 2012)
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Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
297.0966/0904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BP188.8.A358
LC item number
H36 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
African studies
Series volume
110
Label
Islam and social change in French West Africa : history of an emancipatory community, Sean Hanretta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ---- Part One. "The Suffering of Our Father": Story and Context. 1. Sufism and Status in the Western Sudan --- 2. Making a Revival: Yacouba Sylla and His Followers --- 3. Making a Community: The "Yacoubists" from 1930 to 2001 ---- Part Two. "I Will Prove to You That What I Say Is True": Knowledge and Colonial Rule. 4. Ghosts and the Grain of the Archives --- 5. History in the Zawiya: Redemptive Traditions ---- Part Three. "What Did He Give You?": Interpretation. 6. Lost Origins: Women and Spiritual Equality --- 7. The Spiritual Economy of Emancipation --- 8. The Gift of Work: Devotion, Hierarchy, and Labor --- 9. "To Never Shed Blood": Yacouba, Houphouet, and Côte d'Ivoire ---- Conclusions
Control code
ocn647766537
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511516658
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612103841
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
210384
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b2440620x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)647766537
  • cbo0511514352

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