In Amma's Healing Room Gender and Vernacular Islam in South India

ISBN-10: 0253218373
ISBN-13: 9780253218377
Edition: 2006
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Description: 'In Amma's Healing Room' presents an ethnographic study of a charismatic Muslim woman healer whose practice crosses gender and religious boundaries.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 4/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

'In Amma's Healing Room' presents an ethnographic study of a charismatic Muslim woman healer whose practice crosses gender and religious boundaries.

Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger is Associate Professor of Religion at Emory University and author of Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India.

Introduction: Called to Amma's Courtyard
Setting the Stage: The Healing Room, Its Actors, and Its Rhythms
The Healing System
Patient Narratives in the Healing Room
Negotiating Gender in the Healing Room
Religious Identities at the Crossroads
Immersed in Remembrance and Song: Religious Identities, Authority, and Gender at the Sam?
Conclusion: Vernacular Islam Embedded in Relationships
Epilogue

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