Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Walking Qur'anIslamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Rudolph T. Ware

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469614311

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use (for details see http://www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 July 2018

Bodies Of Knowledge

Bodies Of Knowledge

Schooling, Sufism, and Social Change in Colonial Senegal, 1890–1945

Chapter:
(p.163) 4 Bodies Of Knowledge
Source:
The Walking Qur'an
Author(s):

Rudolph T. Ware III

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.003.0005

This chapter expands on these themes of slavery, social justice, and Islamic knowledge as expressed in struggles over access to Qurʾan schooling in Senegal from the 1890s to the 1940s, the heyday of French imperialism in West Africa. Former slaves and other marginalized groups used the formal abolition of slavery in the French colonial state to stake claims to dignity through Qurʾan schooling. From within the epistemology of embodiment and against regional traditions of bodily stigmas attached to low-status persons, they struggled to remake the substance of their beings through Islamic education.

Keywords:   Qurʾan schooling, slavery, social justice, Islamic knowledge, Senegal, French imperialism

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .