Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi‘ite South Beirut (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics)

4.19 avg rating
( 16 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780691153667: Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi‘ite South Beirut (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

South Beirut has recently become a vibrant leisure destination with a plethora of cafés and restaurants that cater to the young, fashionable, and pious. What effects have these establishments had on the moral norms, spatial practices, and urban experiences of this Lebanese community? From the diverse voices of young Shi'i Muslims searching for places to hang out, to the Hezbollah officials who want this media-savvy generation to be more politically involved, to the religious leaders worried that Lebanese youth are losing their moral compasses, Leisurely Islam provides a sophisticated and original look at leisure in the Lebanese capital.


What makes a café morally appropriate? How do people negotiate morality in relation to different places? And under what circumstances might a pious Muslim go to a café that serves alcohol? Lara Deeb and Mona Harb highlight tensions and complexities exacerbated by the presence of multiple religious authorities, a fraught sectarian political context, class mobility, and a generation that takes religion for granted but wants to have fun. The authors elucidate the political, economic, religious, and social changes that have taken place since 2000, and examine leisure's influence on Lebanese sociopolitical and urban situations.


Asserting that morality and geography cannot be fully understood in isolation from one another, Leisurely Islam offers a colorful new understanding of the most powerful community in Lebanon today.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"Café culture has been an integral part of life in the Middle East for centuries, but Deeb and Harb present it as a lens through which to understand the shifting morality of the people of southern Lebanon. This is an important and fascinating study that will be read and discussed for years to come."--Reza Aslan, author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

"Through the mapping of an emergent café culture that signals and feeds new desires for sociability and public leisure by 'more or less pious' youth, this engaging and nonjudgmental book guides us through the surprisingly complex moral rubrics and creative religious interpretations of a new generation in the Shi'a neighborhood of South Beirut. In marvelous detail, we learn how young men and women, and those who seek their business, are refiguring their neighborhood, social relations, and the whole city of Beirut, where class, sect, and geography are tightly interwoven."--Lila Abu-Lughod, Columbia University and author of Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

"This well-argued and well-organized book will greatly interest all those working on the subject of the contemporary Middle East, in particular Beirut and Lebanon. The authors challenge the view that the southern suburb of Dahiya is closely linked to Hezbollah and they introduce a number of theories to better understand the new forms of leisure that have surfaced in Dahiya during the last decade."--Jørgen BÆk Simonsen, University of Copenhagen

About the Author:

Lara Deeb is associate professor of anthropology at Scripps College and the author of An Enchanted Modern (Princeton). Mona Harb is associate professor of urban studies and politics at the American University of Beirut and the author of Le Hezbollah à Beyrouth.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780691153650: Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0691153655 ISBN 13:  9780691153650
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2013
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Deeb, Lara
ISBN 10: 0691153663 ISBN 13: 9780691153667
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KS-9780691153667

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Deeb, Lara
ISBN 10: 0691153663 ISBN 13: 9780691153667
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780691153667

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Lara Deeb; Mona Harb
Published by Princeton University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0691153663 ISBN 13: 9780691153667
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0691153663

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Lara Deeb, Mona Harb
Published by Princeton University Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0691153663 ISBN 13: 9780691153667
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. South Beirut has recently become a vibrant leisure destination with a plethora of cafes and restaurants that cater to the young, fashionable, and pious. What effects have these establishments had on the moral norms, spatial practices, and urban experiences of this Lebanese community? From the diverse voices of young Shi i Muslims searching for places to hang out, to the Hezbollah officials who want this media-savvy generation to be more politically involved, to the religious leaders worried that Lebanese youth are losing their moral compasses, Leisurely Islam provides a sophisticated and original look at leisure in the Lebanese capital. What makes a cafe morally appropriate? How do people negotiate morality in relation to different places? And under what circumstances might a pious Muslim go to a cafe that serves alcohol? Lara Deeb and Mona Harb highlight tensions and complexities exacerbated by the presence of multiple religious authorities, a fraught sectarian political context, class mobility, and a generation that takes religion for granted but wants to have fun. The authors elucidate the political, economic, religious, and social changes that have taken place since 2000, and examine leisure s influence on Lebanese sociopolitical and urban situations. Asserting that morality and geography cannot be fully understood in isolation from one another, Leisurely Islam offers a colorful new understanding of the most powerful community in Lebanon today. Seller Inventory # AAH9780691153667

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Lara Deeb, Mona Harb
Published by Princeton University Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0691153663 ISBN 13: 9780691153667
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. South Beirut has recently become a vibrant leisure destination with a plethora of cafes and restaurants that cater to the young, fashionable, and pious. What effects have these establishments had on the moral norms, spatial practices, and urban experiences of this Lebanese community? From the diverse voices of young Shi i Muslims searching for places to hang out, to the Hezbollah officials who want this media-savvy generation to be more politically involved, to the religious leaders worried that Lebanese youth are losing their moral compasses, Leisurely Islam provides a sophisticated and original look at leisure in the Lebanese capital. What makes a cafe morally appropriate? How do people negotiate morality in relation to different places? And under what circumstances might a pious Muslim go to a cafe that serves alcohol? Lara Deeb and Mona Harb highlight tensions and complexities exacerbated by the presence of multiple religious authorities, a fraught sectarian political context, class mobility, and a generation that takes religion for granted but wants to have fun. The authors elucidate the political, economic, religious, and social changes that have taken place since 2000, and examine leisure s influence on Lebanese sociopolitical and urban situations. Asserting that morality and geography cannot be fully understood in isolation from one another, Leisurely Islam offers a colorful new understanding of the most powerful community in Lebanon today. Seller Inventory # AAH9780691153667

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Lara Deeb; Mona Harb
ISBN 10: 0691153663 ISBN 13: 9780691153667
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Seller Inventory # 97806911536670000000

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Deeb, Lara
Published by Princeton University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0691153663 ISBN 13: 9780691153667
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0691153663

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Deeb,
Published by Princeton University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0691153663 ISBN 13: 9780691153667
New Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # WP-9780691153667

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Lara Deeb, Mona Harb
Published by Princeton University Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0691153663 ISBN 13: 9780691153667
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. South Beirut has recently become a vibrant leisure destination with a plethora of cafes and restaurants that cater to the young, fashionable, and pious. What effects have these establishments had on the moral norms, spatial practices, and urban experiences of this Lebanese community? From the diverse voices of young Shi i Muslims searching for places to hang out, to the Hezbollah officials who want this media-savvy generation to be more politically involved, to the religious leaders worried that Lebanese youth are losing their moral compasses, Leisurely Islam provides a sophisticated and original look at leisure in the Lebanese capital. What makes a cafe morally appropriate? How do people negotiate morality in relation to different places? And under what circumstances might a pious Muslim go to a cafe that serves alcohol? Lara Deeb and Mona Harb highlight tensions and complexities exacerbated by the presence of multiple religious authorities, a fraught sectarian political context, class mobility, and a generation that takes religion for granted but wants to have fun. The authors elucidate the political, economic, religious, and social changes that have taken place since 2000, and examine leisure s influence on Lebanese sociopolitical and urban situations. Asserting that morality and geography cannot be fully understood in isolation from one another, Leisurely Islam offers a colorful new understanding of the most powerful community in Lebanon today. Seller Inventory # BTE9780691153667

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Lara Deeb (author), Mona Harb (author)
Published by Princeton University Press 2013-01-01, Princeton, New Jersey (2013)
ISBN 10: 0691153663 ISBN 13: 9780691153667
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press 2013-01-01, Princeton, New Jersey, 2013. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780691153667

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.06
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book