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Morality at the MarginsYouth, Language, and Islam in Coastal Kenya$
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Sarah Hillewaert

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780823286515

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823286515.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Morality at the Margins

Sarah Hillewaert

Fordham University Press

Through the discussion of a religious sermon, this chapter introduces readers to the intersections of ethical self-fashioning, semiotics, and modernity and how these play out in the context of Lamu. Setting up the theoretical framework of the book, it provides insights into anthropological approaches to everyday Islam, questions of morality and modernity, and the linguistic anthropological angle from which this book approaches these issues. The introduction further situates Lamu within Kenyan and transnational politics by highlighting current events that shape outsiders’ perception of Lamu and by providing a short historical overview of the relation between Lamu and the Kenyan mainland.

Keywords:   everyday Islam, Kenya, Muslims, semiotics, youth

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