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100 1  Ménoret, Pascal,|d1976-|0
245 10 Graveyard of clerics :|beveryday activism in Saudi Arabia 
       /|cPascal Menoret. 
264  1 Stanford, California :|bStanford University Press,|c2020. 
300    1 online resource (250 pages). 
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490 1  Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies 
       and cultures 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Graveyard of clerics -- La mubala -- How can the state 
       torture clerics? -- Get in your car and drive -- Aramco's 
       Levittown -- Blessed are the strangers -- Subdivision 
       frenzy -- The genie was out of the bottle -- We could use 
       the pork rind -- Make the way narrower for them -- The 
       Harry Potter dissent -- All streets are joyriding streets 
       -- Muslim Brothers and Salafis -- The best among you -- 
       The Talal Affair -- A state within the state -- The door 
       whence the wind comes -- Fierce and loud -- How were you 
       fucked? -- Those damned liberals -- Undesirable -- People 
       did not fall from the sky -- Brats and braggarts -- 
520    "Graveyard of Clerics is an ethnographic study of 
       political action in Saudi Arabia. The book studies two 
       phenomena that have rarely been analyzed together in the 
       Middle East: urban sprawl and the politicization of 
       religious activism. Suburbs emerged in Saudi Arabia after 
       WWII, when the US oil company Aramco built racially 
       segregated housing for its American employees and its 
       Saudi, Arab, and Asian workforce. The country became an 
       early non-western testing ground for urban growth 
       techniques that, perfected in the United States before 
       WWII, were widely exported during the Cold War: state 
       guaranteed mortgages, standardized building and 
       subdivision, and extensive freeway systems. Cheap gas, 
       safe loans, and real estate speculation metamorphosed the 
       Saudi landscape from the 1970s onward. Saudis started 
       fleeing the inner cities, choked with car traffic and 
       invaded by foreign migrants, to the peace and isolation of
       the suburbs. At the same time, autonomous religious 
       movements emerged in the suburbs of Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca,
       Medina, and Dammam between the late 1960s and the early 
       1980s. The Saudi Muslim Brotherhood, created by activists 
       who had fled Egypt, Syria, and Iraq to avoid repression, 
       developed within the cracks of the fledgling educational 
       system. Various Salafi groups soon appeared in reaction to
       both the Muslim Brotherhood and the increased state 
       control of religion and social life. In the 1970s and 
       1980s, the relative isolation of the suburbs allowed for 
       the constitution and mobilization of vast activist 
       networks. Religious activists politicized the suburban 
       spaces where consumer debt and welfare benefits, boosted 
       by the oil boom of the 1970s, had fostered political 
       apathy. Islamists found followers through their powerful 
       critique of the religious establishment (the senior Saudi 
       'ulama') and the country's military and economic alliance 
       with the United States. Scholarship on Saudi religious 
       movements typically focuses on ideology and rarely 
       mentions the impact of US imperial policies on state 
       building and space making. Graveyard of Clerics contests 
       these well-trod narratives, which (1) fail to explain the 
       emergence and resilience of vast political networks in 
       highly repressive environments, (2) overlook the anti-
       imperialist undertone of religious protests, and (3) focus
       on elites while being oblivious of the vast majority of 
       everyday activists. Combining interviews, archival 
       research, analysis of secondary sources, and extensive 
       field research, Graveyard of Clerics contends that 
       activists use the spatial resources offered by urban 
       sprawl to organize and protest. Taking Riyadh as a case 
       study, Menoret analyzes what happens to Islamic activists 
       when they hail from a wealthy, religious society. In the 
       suburbs of Riyadh, religious activism is not primarily an 
       expression of socioeconomic frustration. It most often 
       represents conservative, homeowner-based politics in an 
       environment that Islamic activists view as both 
       questionable and promising. The book thus contributes to 
       three bodies of literature: the study of global suburbs, 
       the study of religion in Saudi Arabia, and the study of 
       political activism in suburban spaces"--|cProvided by 
588 0  Print version record. 
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655  4 Electronic books. 
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