The Resource Muslim lives in Eastern Europe : gender, ethnicity, and the transformation of Islam in postsocialist Bulgaria, Kristen Ghodsee, (electronic book)

Muslim lives in Eastern Europe : gender, ethnicity, and the transformation of Islam in postsocialist Bulgaria, Kristen Ghodsee, (electronic book)

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Muslim lives in Eastern Europe : gender, ethnicity, and the transformation of Islam in postsocialist Bulgaria
Title
Muslim lives in Eastern Europe
Title remainder
gender, ethnicity, and the transformation of Islam in postsocialist Bulgaria
Statement of responsibility
Kristen Ghodsee
Title variation
Gender, ethnicity, and the transformation of Islam in postsocialist Bulgaria
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe" examines how gender identities were reconfigured in a Bulgarian Muslim community following the demise of Communism and an influx of international aid from the Islamic world. Kristen Ghodsee conducted extensive ethnographic research among a small population of Pomaks, Slavic Muslims living in the remote mountains of southern Bulgaria. After Communism fell in 1989, Muslim minorities in Bulgaria sought to rediscover their faith after decades of state-imposed atheism. But instead of returning to their traditionally heterodox roots, isolated groups of Pomaks embraced a distinctly foreign type of Islam, which swept into their communities on the back of Saudi-financed international aid to Balkan Muslims, and which these Pomaks believe to be a more correct interpretation of their religion. Ghodsee explores how gender relations among the Pomaks had to be renegotiated after the collapse of both Communism and the region's state-subsidized lead and zinc mines. She shows how mosques have replaced the mines as the primary site for jobless and underemployed men to express their masculinity, and how Muslim women have encouraged this as a way to combat alcoholism and domestic violence. Ghodsee demonstrates how women's embrace of this new form of Islam has led them to adopt more conservative family roles, and how the Pomaks' new religion remains deeply influenced by Bulgaria's Marxist-Leninist legacy, with its calls for morality, social justice, and human solidarity"--Provided by publisher
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MiU
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1970-
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Ghodsee, Kristen Rogheh
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DR64.2.M8
LC item number
G48 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • theses
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in Muslim politics
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  • Muslims
  • Muslims
  • Islam
  • Islam and politics
  • Sex role
  • Ethnicity
  • Social change
  • Communism
  • Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria
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Muslim lives in Eastern Europe : gender, ethnicity, and the transformation of Islam in postsocialist Bulgaria, Kristen Ghodsee, (electronic book)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-242) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MIU01100000000000000000106
Dimensions
24 cm.
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unknown
Extent
xvi, 252 p.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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ACLS e-books permit unlimited multi-user access
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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ill.
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unknown
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unknown
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Electronic resource.
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remote
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Muslim lives in Eastern Europe : gender, ethnicity, and the transformation of Islam in postsocialist Bulgaria, Kristen Ghodsee, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-242) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MIU01100000000000000000106
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 252 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
ACLS e-books permit unlimited multi-user access
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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