Prayer in the city : the making of Muslim sacred places and urban life / Patrick A. Desplat, Dorothea E. Schulz (eds.).

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Bielefeld : Transcript, c2012.
Description
314 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Related name
Series
Global, local Islam. [More in this series]
Summary note
This volume envisions social practices surrounding mosques, shrines and public spaces in urban contexts as a window on the diverse ways in which Muslims in different regional and historical settings imagine, experience, and inhabit places and spaces as ¿sacred±. Unlike most studies on Muslim communities, this volume focuses on cultural, material and sensuous practices and urban everyday experience. Drawing on a range of analytical perspectives, the contributions examine spatial practices in Muslim societies from an interdisciplinary perspective, an approach which has been widely neglected both in Islamic studies and social sciences -- Provided by Publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Other title(s)
Making of Muslim sacred places and urban life
ISBN
9783837619454 (pbk.)
OCLC
793224166
RCP
H - S
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