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Calls of Islam Sufis, Islamists, and Mass Mediation in Urban Morocco

ISBN-10: 025301137X

ISBN-13: 9780253011374

Edition: 2013

Authors: Emilio Spadola

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The sacred calls that summon believers are the focus of this study of religion and power in Fez, Morocco. Focusing on how dissemination of the call through mass media has transformed understandings of piety and authority, Emilio Spadola details the new importance of once–marginal Sufi practices such as spirit trance and Islamic exorcism for ordinary believers, the state, and Islamist movements. The Calls of Islam offers new ethnographic perspectives on ritual, performance, and media in the Muslim world.
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 12/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 190
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction: The Calls of Islam
Calls from the Unseen
Nationalizing the Call: Trance, Technology and Control
Our Master's Call
Summoning in Secret: Mute Letters and Veiled Writing
Rites of Reception
Trance-Nationalism; or the Call of Moroccan Islam
"To Eliminate the Ghostly Element between People:" The Call as Exorcism
Epilogue: The Arab Spring, the Monarchy's Call