Prayer in the City : The Making of Muslim Sacred Places and Urban Life Paperback / softback
Edited by Patrick A Desplat, Dorothea Elisabeth Schulz
Part of the Globaler lokaler Islam series
This volume envisions social practices surrounding mosques, shrines and public spaces in urban contexts as a window on the diverse ways in which Muslims in different regional and historical settings imagine, experience, and inhabit places and spaces as "sacred".
Unlike most studies on Muslim communities, this volume focuses on cultural, material and sensuous practices and urban everyday experience.
Drawing on a range of analytical perspectives, the contributions examine spatial practices in Muslim societies from an interdisciplinary perspective, an approach which has been widely neglected both in Islamic studies and social sciences.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 314 pages, 24 b/w illus
- Publisher: Transcript Verlag
- Publication Date: 15/07/2010
- Category: Islam
- ISBN: 9783837619454