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The Resource Guardians of Shi'ism : sacred authority and transnational family networks, Elvire Corboz

Guardians of Shi'ism : sacred authority and transnational family networks, Elvire Corboz

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Guardians of Shi'ism : sacred authority and transnational family networks
Title
Guardians of Shi'ism
Title remainder
sacred authority and transnational family networks
Statement of responsibility
Elvire Corboz
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
What is the significance of transnationalism to Shiì Islam? And how is clerical authority shaped across borders? Based on a political sociology of two families of religious scholars, al-Hakim and al-Khu'i, Elvire Corboz explains the internal workings of transnational leadership patterns in Shiìsm for the first time. Corboz compares the multifaceted roles played by Shiì clerics in contemporary affairs with selective narratives about the traditional system of religious authority (the marjaìyya), political organisations, and international charities. Whether informal or institutionalised, their authority networks are in constant negotiation between communities and states in Iraq, Iran, other Middle Eastern countries, the Indian sub-continent South-East Asia, and the West. This multi-sited approach clarifies the local and transnational dynamics that underpin clerical authority. Key Features * Analyses the networking, philanthropic and political practices of Shi'i clerical figures across borders from a sociological perspective to enhance our understanding of Muslim authority *Includes case studies of two prominent families of religious scholars, which explain the continued relevance of Shi'i clerics to Muslim politics and society *Engages in the topical debate on transnational Shiìsm by exploring the cross-border religious networks in and beyond the Middle East
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Corboz, Elvire
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shīʻah
  • Shīʻah
  • Shīʻah
  • Leadership
  • Transnationalism
  • RELIGION
  • Leadership
  • Shīʻah
  • Shīʻah
  • Transnationalism
Label
Guardians of Shi'ism : sacred authority and transnational family networks, Elvire Corboz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The social facets of clerical authority ; Transnational authority between communities and states ; Two families of religious scholars -- Family, students and friends : from dyadic to transnational networks. An Iraqi family of religious scholars : local and transnational networking strategies ; An Iranian Marjaʻ in Najaf and a foundation in London : reproducing interpersonal ties across place and over time -- Charitable politics : benevolent patrons, beneficiaries and the state. Leadership in patronage : the benefits of serving and educating ; The priority of charity : a global brand of philanthropy in its local making -- The affairs of the state : clerical participation in politics. From Najaf to Najaf : a family at the forefront of Iraqi politics ; Quietist activism : calculated responses to political turmoil -- Conclusion. Reaching out to the community ; The significance of the state ; Four features of transnational clerical authority
Control code
ocn883425296
Extent
1 online resource (x, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748691456
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13z6ms8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883425296
Label
Guardians of Shi'ism : sacred authority and transnational family networks, Elvire Corboz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The social facets of clerical authority ; Transnational authority between communities and states ; Two families of religious scholars -- Family, students and friends : from dyadic to transnational networks. An Iraqi family of religious scholars : local and transnational networking strategies ; An Iranian Marjaʻ in Najaf and a foundation in London : reproducing interpersonal ties across place and over time -- Charitable politics : benevolent patrons, beneficiaries and the state. Leadership in patronage : the benefits of serving and educating ; The priority of charity : a global brand of philanthropy in its local making -- The affairs of the state : clerical participation in politics. From Najaf to Najaf : a family at the forefront of Iraqi politics ; Quietist activism : calculated responses to political turmoil -- Conclusion. Reaching out to the community ; The significance of the state ; Four features of transnational clerical authority
Control code
ocn883425296
Extent
1 online resource (x, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748691456
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13z6ms8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883425296

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