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New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal

Conversion, Migration, Wealth, Power, and Femininity

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Introduction

  2. Histories, Ethnographies, And Pedagogies Of Islam

  3. Conversion And Spiritual Translations

  4. Gender, Marriage, And Sexuality

  5. Modernity, Politics, And Dialectics


About this book

This book brings together scholars for their fresh perspectives on religious conversion, transnational migration, economic globalization, and the politics of education, power, and femininity in African Islam in Senegal.


"Researchers launching projects on Islam in Senegal will find this volume an invaluable introduction to the topic. The eleven essays ... enrich our understandings of Muslim communities in Senegal and offer nuanced views of local engagement with Islamic beliefs and practices." - John H. Hanson, Indiana University

Editors and Affiliations

  • African studies in the Middle East and Asian languages and cultures and history departments, Institute of African Studies, Columbia University, New York, USA

    Mamadou Diouf

  • Michigan State University, USA

    Mara A. Leichtman

About the editors

MAMADOU DIOUF is Professor of History and of AfroAmerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, USA.
MARA A. LEICHTMAN is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Muslim Studies at Michigan State University, USA.

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