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Accommodating Disco and Quran: Lay Female Pedagogues and the Education of Metropolitan Muslims

Accommodating Disco and Quran: Lay Female Pedagogues and the Education of Metropolitan Muslims

The education of urban Muslim youth in contemporary Egypt is a complex affair. Diverse social actors, many of them laity, or non-religious specialists, compete with the state and the Muslim scholarly class, the “ulama”, to provide religious and moral education for the young. In this ethnographic study of a private Islamic school in Cairo the author will explore the processes through which private schooling has arisen as a site of religious socialization in the context of a highly diversified religious public sphere, and consider the ways in which new social actors – in this case lay female pedagogues and Muslim youth – are emerging as figures of religious guidance and authority within various professional and peer communities.

 

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14 p.
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