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Divine Minimum Wage: An Islamic Ethics of Giving in (Post)Uprising Egypt

Divine Minimum Wage: An Islamic Ethics of Giving in (Post)Uprising Egypt
1265 Military Trail, UTSC Centre for Ethnography, MW 296
Time: Mar 21st, 10:00 am End: Mar 21st, 12:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-
Talk by Amira Mittermaier, University of Toronto

The Department of Anthropology and the UTSC Centre for Ethnography Speaker Series present

Divine Minimum Wage: An Islamic Ethics of Giving in (Post)Uprising Egypt

Amira Mittermaier is an Associate Professor in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. She received her PhD in socio-cultural anthropology from Columbia University and is cross-appointed to the Anthropology Department. Bringing together textual analysis and ethnographic fieldwork, her research to date has focused on modern Islam in Egypt. Her first book, Dreams that Matter: Egyptian Landscapes of the Imagination,explores Muslim practices of dream interpretation, as they are inflected by Islamic reformism, Western psychology, and mass mediation. Professor Mittermaier's current book project, tentatively titled The Ethics of Giving: Islamic Charity in Contemporary Egypt, examines different Islamic modes of giving in post-revolutionary Egypt. Professor Mittermaier provides opportunities for student supervision in areas such as modern and postcolonial Islam, Sufism, anthropological approaches to religion, and ethnographic method and writing.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the Department of Anthropology at (416) 978-4805

 

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