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Religion and Folk Cosmology

Scenarios of the Visible and Invisible in Rural Egypt

Religion and Folk Cosmology( )
Author: el-Aswad, El-Sayed
Series title:Non-Ser.
Publication Date:Dec 2002
Publisher:ABC-CLIO, LLC
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $84.00
Book Description:

This study refutes both the Western dominant paradigm of modernity and the Eurocentric stereotype of traditional Muslim culture, and demonstrates that rural Egyptians have their own paradigm of secular modernism that does not negate religious or sacred orientations. Islam is associated with ongoing attempts at religious purification and cultural unification and is inimical to cultural homogenization encouraged by Western globalization.

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