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“A good believer is a good citizen” : Connecting Islamic morals with civic virtues in rural Tanzania (2020)


Nguyahambi, Ajali M.; Kontinen, Tiina (2020). “A good believer is a good citizen” : Connecting Islamic morals with civic virtues in rural Tanzania. In Holma, Katariina; Kontinen, Tiina (Eds.) Practices of Citizenship in East Africa : Perspectives from Philosophical Pragmatism, Routledge Explorations in Development Studies. Abingdon: Routledge, 121-138. DOI: 10.4324/9780429279171-9


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Nguyahambi, Ajali M.; Kontinen, Tiina

Parent publication: Practices of Citizenship in East Africa : Perspectives from Philosophical Pragmatism

Parent publication editors: Holma, Katariina; Kontinen, Tiina

ISBN: 978-0-367-23296-2

eISBN: 978-0-429-27917-1

Journal or series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 121-138

Number of pages in the book: 258

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: Abingdon

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780429279171-9

Open Access: Publication published in an open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72149


Abstract

Religious communities as arenas for public life are prevalent examples of social embeddedness that need not to be excluded from the design of citizenship initiatives. Across sub-Saharan Africa, religious practices provide some of the most important spaces of everyday identity, belonging and prevailing ways in which citizens participate in community life. While there is expansion in research on Islamic radicalization in East Africa, this chapter approaches religion and faith from the pragmatist point of view focusing on everyday Islam in non-radicalized rural contexts. Based on interviews with rural community members in Kondoa district, Tanzania, the chapter analyses how community members articulate what it means to be simultaneously a good believer and a good citizen.


Keywords: citizenship; civic society; religion (phenomena); religious identity; Islam; values (cultural objects); rural communities

Free keywords: Tanzania


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Reporting Year: 2020

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