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Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa$
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Roman Loimeier

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780748695430

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695430.001.0001

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Introduction: The Context of Reform

Introduction: The Context of Reform

(p.1) 1 Introduction: The Context of Reform
Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa

Roman Loimeier

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter introduces the general historical and social framework of reform, namely, the dynamics of modernization in colonial and post-colonial times. It also discusses the emergence of African middle class groups which became the social basis for reform movements. Processes of social change were characterized by the development of multiple hybridities and interfaces between different social and religious movements.

Keywords:   Modernity, Colonial/post-colonial history, Middle class, Hybridities

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