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Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

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The development of mass education and the mass media have transformed the Islamic tradition in contemporary Egypt and the wider Muslim world. In Putting Islam to Work, Gregory Starrett focuses on the historical interplay of power and public culture, showing how these new forms of communication and a growing state interest in religious instruction have changed the way the I ...more
Paperback, 370 pages
Published March 26th 1998 by University of California Press (first published February 24th 1998)
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Rehenuma
Apr 17, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Islam/Anthro
Really good book about how Islam has been functionalized in Egypt by different parties who are trying to gain power and control society- very well written and includes a lot of anecdotes
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