Arguing Sainthood: Modernity, Psychoanalysis, and Islam

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Duke University Press, 1997 - History - 312 pages
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In Arguing Sainthood, Katherine Pratt Ewing examines Sufi religious meanings and practices in Pakistan and their relation to the westernising influences of modernity and the shaping of the postcolonial self. Using both anthropological fieldwork and psychoanalytic theory to critically reinterpret theories of subjectivity, Ewing examines the production of identity in the context of a complex social field of conflicting ideologies and interests.
Ewing critiques Eurocentric cultural theorists and Orientalist discourse while also taking issue with expatriate postcolonial thinkers Homi Bhabha and Gayatri Spivak. She challenges the notion of a monolithic Islamic modernity in order to explore the lived realities of individuals, particularly those of Pakistani saints and their followers. By examining the continuities between current sufi practices and earlier popular practices in the Muslim world, Ewing identifies in the Sufi tradition a reflexive, critical consciousness that has usually been associated with the modern subject. Drawing on her training in clinical and theoretical psychoanalysis as well as her anthropological fieldwork in Lahore, Pakistan, Ewing argues for the value of Lacan in anthropology as she provides the basis for retheorising postcolonial studies.
Arguing Sainthood offers a complex understanding of Islamic influence and practice in relation to Pakistan's position as an autonomous nation. It will interest scholars of Islamic studies, postcolonial studies, and anthropology.
  

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Contents

The Sufi Pir as a Colonial Construct
41
The Plr the State and the Modern Subject
65
The Modern Subject amid Conflicting Ideologies
93
A PITS Life Story
128
Reclaiming the Forgotten Pir
163
The Qalandar Confronts the Proper Muslim
201
The Qalandar as Trope
230
The Subject Desire and Recognition
253
Afterword
268
References
293
Index
307
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Katherine Pratt Ewing is Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University.

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