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Masquelier, Adeline Marie, 1960-
Women and Islamic revival in a West African town / Adeline Masquelier
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2009
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 3rd Floor  HQ1812.Z9 D663 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Muslim women -- Niger -- Dogondoutchi -- Social conditions
Women -- Niger -- Dogondoutchi -- Social conditions
Islam -- Niger -- Dogondoutchi
Subject Dogondoutchi (Niger) -- Social conditions
Physical Description xxviii, 343 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-332) and index
Contents Gender and Islam in Dogondoutchi -- "Those who pray": religious transformations in the colonial and early postcolonial period -- Debating Muslims, disputed practices: the new public face of Islam -- When charisma comes to town: Malam Awal or the making of a modern saint -- Building a mosque in the home of a spirit: changing topographies of power and piety -- How is a girl to marry without a bed? Weddings, wealth, and women's value -- Fashioning Muslimhood: dress, modesty, and the construction of the virtuous woman -- "The fart does not light the fire": "bad" women, "true" believers, and the reconfiguration of moral domesticity

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