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Anthropologist releases book on Muslims in São Paulo

Francirosy Campos Barbosa is releasing her doctoral thesis in book form on Saturday (19) at Mesquita Brasil. The work is entitled ' Islamic Performances in São Paulo: amid arabesques, moons and date fruit.'



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The professor created a reader-friendly version of her thesis

São Paulo – The anthropologist Francirosy Campos Barbosa will release her book Performances Islâmicas em São Paulo: entre arabescos, luas e tâmaras (Islamic Performances in São Paulo: amid arabesques, moons and date fruit) on Saturday (19). The book is based around her doctoral thesis, which she defended in 2007. The professor at the University of São Paulo (USP) adapted the original text into the book issued by publisher Edições Terceira Via.

“It was just an effort to make the text more pleasant and reader-friendly,” she told the website of the Federation of Muslim Associations in Brazil (Fambras). Apart from teaching anthropology at USP, Barbosa teaches classes on Gender, Islamic Civilization, the Role of Women in Muslim Societies, and Islam in Brazil, under the course Islamic World: Society, Culture and State, offered by Fambras at the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, in Brasília. 

The book will be launched at Mesquita Brasil 6:30 pm on Saturday. It is a field study portraying elements of the symbology of Islamic faith based on an observation of Muslim communities in São Paulo and São Bernardo do Campo.

 “I have ascertained that the senses of hearing, touch, taste, smell and vision are remodeled in Islamic day-to-day living, both for born Muslims – who are of Arab descent – and converted Muslims,” the professor told the Fambras site. 

Quick facts  

Book launch: Performances Islâmicas em São Paulo: entre arabescos, luas e tâmaras
Saturday, August 19, 6:30 pm 
Mesquita Brasil – Avenida do Estado, 5.382, Cambuci, São Paulo
Find out more via Facebook event 

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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