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Title:A´cha's Sounith Hair Salon: friendship, profit, and resistance in Dakar
Author:Augis, ErinISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:Islamic Africa (ISSN 2154-0993)
Volume:5
Issue:2
Pages:199-224
Language:English
Geographic term:Senegal
Subjects:Islam
authority
women
leadership
External link:http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.5192/215409930502199
Abstract:Whereas high-profile women leaders in Dakar, Senegal's Sunni movement engage public media like radio and television to disseminate their movement's ideals of Islamic reform and modesty for women, lesser-known female authorities convert private spaces like their homes into public forums ('internal publics') as a means to perpetuate Sunni norms. This article examines the case of A´cha, who as owner of a prosperous Sunni beauty salon that she operates in her living room, educates other women about reformist values and provides employment for female adherents. In this way, lesser-known female authorities like A´cha may spread more potent political and countercultural messages about state secularism, tariqas, and Muslim femininity for the movement than illustrious female Sunni leaders. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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