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- Cantone, Cleo.
- Boston : Brill, 2012.
Islam in Africa ; v. 13.
Islam in Africa ; v. 13
xxvii, 408 p. [22 p.] of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Mosques -- Senegal.
Mosques -- Senegal -- History.
Islamic architecture -- Senegal -- History.
Women in Islam -- Senegal -- History.
- This book constitutes a seminal contribution to the fields of Islamic architectural history and gender studies. It is the first major empirical study of the history and current state of mosque building in Senegal and the first study of mosque space from a gender perspective. The author positions Senegalese mosques within the field of Islamic architectural history, unraveling their history through pre-colonial travelers' accounts to conversations with present-day planners, imams and women who continually shape and reshape the mosques they worship in. Using contemporary Dakar as a case study, the book's second aim is to explore the role of women in the "making and remaking" of mosques. In particular, the rise of non-tariqa grass-roots movements (i.e.: the "Sunni/Ibadou" movement) has empowered women (particularly young women) and has greatly strengthened their capacity to use mosques as places of spirituality, education and socialization. The text is aimed at several specialized readerships: readers interested in Islam in West Africa, in the role of women in Islam, as well as those interested in the sociology and art-history of mosques. -- Back cover.
- Sudanese style mosques and their little known relatives in Futa Toro (15th-mid 19th century)
The birth of the 'colonial mosque' : hybridity, French policy and Muslim identity (ca. 1820-1920)
Regionalism, revivals and repercussions on Senegalese mosques (ca. 1920-1950s)
The contemporary urban mosque phenomenon : mosquees confreriques, mosquees ibadou (1960s-present)
Women, space and West African mosques.
- Originally presented as the author's thesis (PhD)--SOAS, University of London, 2006.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
- Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
9789004203372 (hardback : alk. paper)
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