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Prayer in Islamic Thought and Practice

Prayer in Islamic Thought and Practice | Everyday and Ordinary life | Scoop.it
Marion Katz's richly textured book offers a broad historical survey of the rules, values, and interpretations relating to ṣalāt, the five daily prayers of Islam. This innovative study on the subject examines the different ways in which prayer has been
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Protestant v Catholic: which countries are more successful?

Protestant v Catholic: which countries are more successful? | Everyday and Ordinary life | Scoop.it
Could religion be playing a part in the relative success of Europe's economies? One academic thinks so
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From Christian Ashrams to Dalit Theology – or Beyond? An examination of the indigenization / inculturation trend within the Indian Catholic Church

From Christian Ashrams to Dalit Theology – or Beyond? An examination of the indigenization / inculturation trend within the Indian Catholic Church
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10 of the best budget eats in Berlin

10 of the best budget eats in Berlin | Everyday and Ordinary life | Scoop.it
Berlin's best fast food joints and cheap eats including currywurst, buletten and Vietnamese noodles – available around the clock
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This story has moved

This story has moved - Medium
My translation of DIE ZEIT’s interview with Thomas Piketty is now hosted by TheWire.in. Read it here.
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Defining the Dissident - The Los Angeles Review of Books

Defining the Dissident - The Los Angeles Review of Books | Everyday and Ordinary life | Scoop.it
“I have been silenced, stunned and shamed.” ¤ IN THE INTRODUCTION to her book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, author Ayaan Hirsi Ali refers to her persecution, apostasy, and heresy more than 10 times in 20 pages. Her intent, it can be assumed, is to ensure that even the most...
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Losing Their Religion

Scholars have generally assumed that Muslims seeking a better life in the West want Islam to remain a central part of their culture. Not so for the growing number of immigrant Muslims who abandon their faith once they reach their adoptive homelands, losing their own community and support networks in the process. Professor Darren Sherkat reviews Simon Cottee's The Apostates.
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That's enough about ethnography! | Ingold | HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory

That's enough about ethnography!
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Ethnography: A Scientist Discovers the Value of the Social Sciences

Ethnography: A Scientist Discovers the Value of the Social Sciences | Everyday and Ordinary life | Scoop.it
What do we mean by ethnographic research? In essence we are talking about a rich, multi-factorial descriptive approach. While quantitative research uses pre-existing categories in its analysis, qua...
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Italian Neorealism: Emotions Everyday Life May Evoke

Italian Neorealism: Emotions Everyday Life May Evoke | Everyday and Ordinary life | Scoop.it
This scoop.it covers the humble beginnings, major characteristics, and lingering affects of the Italian Neorealism movement on cinema.
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Summer Writing: Units of Time

Summer Writing: Units of Time | Everyday and Ordinary life | Scoop.it
In the 2002 rom-com About a Boy, Hugh Grant plays a well to do bachelor who lives off the royalties of a song his deceased father produced. With no need to work, Will Freeman (Grant) spends most of...
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University In U.K. Finds Muhammad-Era Quran Pages Among Its Possessions

University In U.K. Finds Muhammad-Era Quran Pages Among Its Possessions | Everyday and Ordinary life | Scoop.it
The manuscript is one of the earliest versions of Islam's holy book to survive. Radiocarbon analysis dates the parchment on which the text is written to between the years 568 and 645.
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Europe’s Attack on Greek Democracy

Europe’s Attack on Greek Democracy | Everyday and Ordinary life | Scoop.it
The rising crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of the bitter endgame playing out between Greece and its creditors. In fact, European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant.
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Stop calling for a Muslim Enlightenment | Christopher de Bellaigue

Stop calling for a Muslim Enlightenment | Christopher de Bellaigue | Everyday and Ordinary life | Scoop.it
The long read: After every terror attack the call rings out for the Muslim world to become modern. But as Christopher de Bellaigue writes, Muslims have strenuously engaged with all that is new for hundreds of years
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Conflict Over Sociologist's Narrative Puts Spotlight on Ethnography

Conflict Over Sociologist's Narrative Puts Spotlight on Ethnography | Everyday and Ordinary life | Scoop.it
Did Alice Goffman commit a felony while researching her book on young black men in the criminal-justice system?
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Can Reading Make You Happier?

Can Reading Make You Happier? | Everyday and Ordinary life | Scoop.it
After the First World War, traumatized soldiers were often prescribed a course of reading.
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Ethnographic Fiction: The Space Between

Ethnographic Fiction: The Space Between | Everyday and Ordinary life | Scoop.it
 (Savage Minds is pleased to post this essay by guest author Roxanne Varzi as part of our Writer’s Workshop series. Roxanne is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at ...
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Career Advice From an Oldish Not-Quite Geezer

Career Advice From an Oldish Not-Quite Geezer | Everyday and Ordinary life | Scoop.it
You can’t count on your publications and awards to take care of you.
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'I've Never Thanked My Parents for Anything'

'I've Never Thanked My Parents for Anything' | Everyday and Ordinary life | Scoop.it
In America, saying thank you is routine, sometimes meaningless. In India, it can be insulting.
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