The Edge of Islam: Power, Personhood, and Ethnoreligious Boundaries on the Kenya Coast

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Contents; Acknowledgments; Note on Language Introduction: The Edge of Islam; 1: Origin Stories: The Rise of Ethnic Boundaries on the Coast; 2: Blood Money in Motion: Profit, Personhood, and the Jini Narratives; 3: Toxic Bodies and Intentional Minds: Hegemony and Ideology in Giriama Conversion Experiences; 4: Rethinking Syncretism: Religious Pluralism and Code Choice in a Context of Ethnoreligious Tension; 5: Divination and Madness: The Powers and Dangers of Arabic Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Explores ethnoreligious tensions in coastal Kenya between the impoverished Giriama people and their neighbors, the privileged Swahili and Arab communities, and documents the Giriama's idiosyncratic uses of Islam and their conflicted relationship with it.
Autor: Janet Mcintosh
Janet McIntosh is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Brandeis University.

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Autor: Janet Mcintosh
ISBN-13 :: 9780822344964
ISBN: 0822344963
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.07.2009
Verlag: DUKE UNIV PR
Gewicht: 621g
Seiten: 325
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 244x160x25 mm
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