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作者 Hill, Joseph, 1974- author
書名 Wrapping authority : women Islamic leaders in a Sufi movement in Dakar, Senegal / Joseph Hill
出版項 Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2018]
國際標準書號 1487503075 (cloth)
9781487503079 (cloth)
1487522444 (paper)
9781487522445 (paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  HQ1170 .H554 2018    在架上    30520020861143
說明 xxv, 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Anthropological horizons
Anthropological horizons
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-297) and index
"Since around 2000, a growing number of women in Dakar, Senegal have come to act openly as spiritual leaders for both men and women. As urban youth turn to the Fayḍa Tijāniyya Sufi Islamic movement in search of direction and community, these women provide guidance in practicing Islam and cultivating mystical knowledge of God. While women Islamic leaders may appear radical in a context where women have rarely exercised Islamic authority, they have provoked surprisingly little controversy. Wrapping Authority tells these women's stories and explores how they have developed ways of leading that feel natural to themselves and those around them. Addressing the dominant perceptions of Islam as a conservative practise, with stringent regulations for women in particular, Joseph Hill reveals how women integrate values typically associated with pious Muslim women into their leadership. These female leaders present spiritual guidance as a form of nurturing motherhood; they turn acts of devotional cooking into a basis of religious authority and prestige; they connect shyness, concealing clothing, and other forms of feminine "self-wrapping" to exemplary piety, hidden knowledge, and charismatic mystique. Yet like Sufi mystical discourse, their self-presentations are profoundly ambiguous, insisting simultaneously on gender distinctions and on the transcendence of gender through mystical unity with God."-- Provided by publisher
主題 Muslim women -- Senegal -- Dakar
Islamic leadership -- Senegal -- Dakar
Sufism -- Senegal -- Dakar
Islamic leadership. fast (OCoLC)fst00979967
Sufism. fast (OCoLC)fst01137257
Muslim women. fast (OCoLC)fst01030996
Senegal -- Dakar. fast (OCoLC)fst01206416
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