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Islam and the Prayer EconomyHistory and Authority in a Malian Town$
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Benjamin Soares

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748622856

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.001.0001

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Introduction

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Islam and the Prayer Economy
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Benjamin F. Soares

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0001

This introductory chapter introduces this innovative combination of anthropology, history, and social theory that explores Islam and Muslim practice in an important Islamic religious centre in West Africa from the late nineteenth century to the present. Drawing on ethnography, archival research, and written sources, the book provides a richly detailed discussion of Sufism, Islamic reform, and other contemporary ways of being Muslim in Mali and offers an original analytical perspective for understanding changes in the practice of Islam more generally.

Keywords:   Anthropology, History, Theory, Social, Ethnography, Islam, Mali, West Africa

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