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Leisurely IslamNegotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut$
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Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780691153650

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.001.0001

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Producing Islamic Fun: Hizbullah, Fadlallah, and the Entrepreneurs

Producing Islamic Fun: Hizbullah, Fadlallah, and the Entrepreneurs

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(p.66) 2 Producing Islamic Fun: Hizbullah, Fadlallah, and the Entrepreneurs
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Leisurely Islam
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Lara Deeb

Mona Harb

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.003.0003

This chapter discusses the three types of major players—political, religious, and economic—involved in producing and controlling leisure sites in south Beirut. All three types of players are conceiving leisure spaces, and to varying extents, feel responsible for ensuring that their customers abide by particular moral norms. On the political front, the Hizbullah plays a wide variety of roles in creating leisure for the Islamic milieu, ranging from directly producing sites to co-opting existing sites to, most commonly, facilitating and supporting private entrepreneurs who abide by what are perceived to be appropriate moral standards. On the religious front, the importance of following a marja' (religious scholar), and indeed even knowledge of the term and institution, has increased considerably since the 1980s. On the economic front, leisure in south Beirut is predominantly a private sector phenomenon. Almost all the cafés and restaurants are owned and managed by private and independent entrepreneurs, often in partnership ventures.

Keywords:   leisure, south Beirut, Lebanon, Hizbullah, café, marja', religious scholar

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