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The Resource Wrapping authority : women Islamic leaders in a Sufi movement in Dakar, Senegal, Joseph Hill

Wrapping authority : women Islamic leaders in a Sufi movement in Dakar, Senegal, Joseph Hill

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Wrapping authority : women Islamic leaders in a Sufi movement in Dakar, Senegal
Title
Wrapping authority
Title remainder
women Islamic leaders in a Sufi movement in Dakar, Senegal
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Hill
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
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Issued also in electronic format.
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1974-
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Hill, Joseph
Dewey number
305.48/697
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1170
LC item number
.H554 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Anthropological horizons
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  • Muslim women
  • Islamic leadership
  • Sufism
  • Iniyās, Ibrāhīm
  • Musulmanes
  • Leadership islamique
  • Soufisme
  • Senegal
  • Sufism
  • women
  • leadership
  • Islamic leadership
  • Muslim women
  • Sufism
  • Senegal
  • Islam
  • Sufismus
  • Kulturanthropologie
  • Religionsethnologie
  • Derwischorden
  • Führerin
  • Mutterschaft
  • Tiǧānīya
  • Religionsausübung
  • Afrika
  • Dakar
  • Senegal
Label
Wrapping authority : women Islamic leaders in a Sufi movement in Dakar, Senegal, Joseph Hill
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-297) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1035247968
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 318 pages
Isbn
9781487503079
Lccn
2018459318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1035247968
Label
Wrapping authority : women Islamic leaders in a Sufi movement in Dakar, Senegal, Joseph Hill
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1035247968
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 318 pages
Isbn
9781487503079
Lccn
2018459318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1035247968

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