By Madawi Al-Rasheed

ISBN-10: 0521858364

ISBN-13: 9780521858366

The phrases Wahhabi or Salafi are obvious as interchangeable and often misunderstood by way of outsiders. even though, as Madawi al-Rasheed explains in a desirable exploration of Saudi Arabia within the twenty-first century, even Saudis don't agree on their that means. less than the impression of mass schooling, printing, new verbal exchange expertise, and worldwide media, they're forming their very own conclusions and debating faith and politics in conventional and novel venues, usually violating authentic taboos and the conservative values of the Saudi society. Drawing on classical spiritual assets, modern readings and interviews, Al-Rasheed provides an ethnography of consent and contest, exploring the fluidity of the bounds among the non secular and political. Bridging the space among textual content and context, the writer additionally examines how states and voters control non secular discourse for in basic terms political ends, and the way this manipulation generates unpredictable reactions whose keep watch over escapes those that initiated them.

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