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Sanctioned pleasures: Youth, piety and leisure in Beirut

Show simple item record Deeb L. Harb M.
dc.contributor.editor 2007 2017-10-04T11:01:56Z 2017-10-04T11:01:56Z 2007
dc.identifier.issn 8992851
dc.description.abstract Although Lebanon is portrayed as the Paris of the Middle East as their cosmopolitan young people are identified with the world clubbing circuit, the other side of Beirut, or rather a certain part of it, is also known internationally as the home of Hizballah. Such irony leave out the thousands of pious young people who want to have fun and who strive to follow religiously sanctioned norms in their recreation. The youth in the pious Shi'i community in the southern suburbs of Beirut seek out spaces for social interaction that accord with the norms of morality and appropriate behavior defined by their religious tenets. There also exist a generation of young Shi'i Muslims in the dahiya which are aware of and attributes great importance to debates and understandings about the legitimacy and practice o both temporary marriage and the club culture. The dahiya were raised within an established system of piety, hegemonic norms that reflect the success of the Lebanese Shi'i Islamist movements' project.
dc.format.extent Pages: (12-19)
dc.language English
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Middle East Report; Publication Year: 2007; Volume: 37; no. 245; Pages: (12-19);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Sanctioned pleasures: Youth, piety and leisure in Beirut
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Deeb, L., Department of Women's Studies, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Harb, M., American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Deeb, L.; Department of Women's Studies, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Architecture; Department: Architecture and Design;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Architecture and Design
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
dc.description.citedCount 8
dc.format.extentCount 8
dc.identifier.scopusID 37349102662
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 245
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Middle East Report
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Middle East Rep.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 37
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherIndex cultural tradition
dc.subject.otherIndex marriage
dc.subject.otherIndex morality
dc.subject.otherIndex religion
dc.subject.otherIndex sanction
dc.subject.otherIndex young population
dc.subject.otherIndex Asia
dc.subject.otherIndex Beirut
dc.subject.otherIndex Beyrouth
dc.subject.otherIndex Eurasia
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle East

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