The Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach Program at Harvard University
is pleased to present an author talk by
Lara Deeb - Associate Professor of Anthropology, Scripps College
Mona Harb - Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Politics, American University of Beirut
Moderated by Susan Kah, Associate Director and Director of the AM Program, CMES; Lecturer on Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University
About the Event:
- A limited number of free copies of Leisurely Islam will be available on a first come, first served basis to Harvard students attending this talk (please have your Harvard ID available).
- This is a brown bag (bring-your-own) lunch event. Cookies and beverages provided.
About Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi’ite South Beirut
South Beirut has recently become a vibrant leisure destination with a plethora of cafés and restaurants that cater to the young, fashionable, and pious. What effects have these establishments had on the moral norms, spatial practices, and urban experiences of this Lebanese community? From the diverse voices of young Shi`i Muslims searching for places to hang out, to the Hezbollah officials who want this media-savvy generation to be more politically involved, to the religious leaders worried that Lebanese youth are losing their moral compasses,Leisurely Islam provides a sophisticated and original look at leisure in the Lebanese capital.
This event is open to the public; no registration required.
This event is off the record. The use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.
Date: April 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: CMES, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102, Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact: Sarah Meyrick, email@example.com