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Author Villalón, Leonardo Alfonso, 1957-

Title Islamic society and state power in Senegal : disciples and citizens in Fatick / Leonardo A. Villalón.

Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1995.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection Harmon  320.5509663 V711i 1995    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xix, 338 pages : map ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series African studies series ; 80
African studies series ; 80.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-331) and index.
Contents Introduction: good Africans, good citizens, good Muslims --- 1. Islam in the politics of state-society relations --- 2. The structure of society: Fatick in the Senegalese context --- 3. The state-citizen relationship: struggle over bridges --- 4. The marabout-disciple relationship I: foundations of recruiting and following --- 5. The marabout-disciple relationship II: the structures of allegiance --- 6. The state-marabout relationship: collaboration, conflict and alternatives --- 7. Bureaucrats, marabouts, and citizen-disciples: how precarious a balance?
Summary The Sufi Muslim orders to which the vast majority of Senegalese belong are the most significant institutions of social organisation in the country. While studies of Islam and politics have tended to focus on the destabilizing force of religiously-based groups, the author argues that in Senegal the orders have been a central component of a political system that has been among the most stable in Africa. Focusing on a regional administrative centre, he combines a detailed account of grassroots politics with an analysis of national and international forces to examine the ways in which the internal dynamics of the orders shape the exercise of power by the Senegalese. This is a major study, that should be read by every student of Islam and politics as well as of Africa. -- Publisher description.
Subject Islam and state -- Senegal -- Fatick (Region)
Muslims -- Senegal -- Fatick (Region)
Tijnyah -- Senegal -- Fatick (Region)
Sufism -- Senegal -- Fatick (Region)
Senegal -- Politics and government.
Islam and state. (OCoLC)fst00979890
Muslims. (OCoLC)fst01031029
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Sufism. (OCoLC)fst01137257
Tijnyah. (OCoLC)fst01150865
Senegal. (OCoLC)fst01204328
Senegal -- Fatick Region. (OCoLC)fst01334849
ISBN 0521460077 (hardback)
9780521460071 (hardback)

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