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Being modern in Lahore: Islam, class and consumption in urban Pakistan

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This thesis, based on 14 months of fieldwork, examines middle-class Lahore, a milieu that is not only anxious about the growing religious violence in the country but also feels disappointed by the state and its false promises of progress. The ethnography explores how such tensions shape ideas on personal and public piety which, in turn, influence conceptions of modernity and a ‘successful life’. I examine the growing presence of a form of religiosity that emphasises the personal study of t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Social & Cultural Anthropology,Institute of
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:4a0065df-5423-48f1-b6c5-3461b2e51b0e
Local pid:
ora:7484

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