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Living with institutionalised Islam : a case study of Southern suburbs of Beirut.

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dc.contributor.author Mehra, Shantanu,
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-28T17:18:22Z
dc.date.available 2022-05
dc.date.available 2020-03-28T17:18:22Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.date.submitted 2019
dc.identifier.other b2354935x
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/21839
dc.description Thesis. M.A. American University of Beirut. Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies, 2019. T:6997.
dc.description Advisor : Dr. Sylvain Perdigon, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies ; Members of Committee : Dr. Kirsten Scheid, Associate Professor, Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies ; Dr. Livia Wick, Chair, Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 90-91)
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a study of how Shia Muslims relate to Islam in its institutionalised form. I do an ethnographic study of life around mujammaʿ al-Qaim, which is located in the southern suburbs of Beirut popularly referred to as Dahiya. By analysing Hizbollah as both a state and non-state actor, I study how spaces like al-Qaim come to institutionalise Islam. In doing so, I locate Hizbollah and by extension al-Qaim on the margins of the modern Lebanese nation-state. Building and complicating the work done by Naveeda Khan on the neighbourhood mosques of Pakistan, I study the aspirations and scepticisms pious Shia share with spaces like al-Qaim. The ethnographic vignettes share life trajectories of peoples who aspire, are sceptical, and share an open-ended relationship with Hizbollah through spaces like al-Qaim.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 91 leaves)
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.classification T:006997
dc.subject.lcsh Beirut Suburban Area (Lebanon)
dc.subject.lcsh Shi'ah -- Lebanon -- Beirut Suburban Area -- Case studies.
dc.subject.lcsh Hizballah (Lebanon)
dc.subject.lcsh Mosques -- Lebanon -- Beirut Suburban Area -- Case studies.
dc.subject.lcsh Neighborhoods -- Lebanon -- Beirut Suburban Area.
dc.subject.lcsh Anthropology -- Lebanon --
dc.title Living with institutionalised Islam : a case study of Southern suburbs of Beirut.
dc.title.alternative A case study of Southern Suburbs of Beirut
dc.type z
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
dc.contributor.department Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies,
dc.subject.classificationsource AUBNO
dc.contributor.institution American University of Beirut.


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