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By Linda S. Walbridge

With no Forgetting the Imam is an ethnographic learn of the non secular lifetime of the Lebanese Shi'ites of Dearborn, Michigan, the biggest Muslim group outdoors of the center East. according to 4 years of fieldwork, this publication explores how the Lebanese who've emigrated, so much some time past 3 many years, to the USA, have tailored to their new atmosphere. Anthropologist Linda Walbridge delves into the ways that politics and faith have converged because the Lebanese Shi'i group has remade its identification and accommodated itself to a brand new surroundings. She captures a vast photograph of spiritual lifestyles in the realm of group dwelling and in the mosques that have proliferated in Dearborn. Walbridge explains how Shi'ites, affected in a single method or one other via Islamic revivalism, have introduced varied notions of ways their faith can be expressed and performed in the US.

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