Faith and Resistance
The Politics of Love and War in Lebanon
How is decolonial resistance evolving in Lebanon and the Middle East?
The growing popularity of Islamic movements means that many groups, which emerged in opposition to Western imperialism, are now also gaining increasing economic and political powers.
Based on more than two and a half years of ethnographic fieldwork in Lebanon, Marusek paints a picture of how resistance is lived and reproduced in daily lives, tracing the evolution of the ideas and practices of the charities affiliated with Hizbullah and the wider Islamic resistance movement.
Adopting a dialectical approach, Faith and Resistance discusses the possibility for resistance groups to reconcile acquiring power with their decolonial aspirations. In doing so, the book acts as a guide for liberation struggles and those engaged in resistance the world over.
Dr. Sarah Marusek is a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. She is the author of Faith and Resistance (Pluto, 2018) and co-author of a series of Spinwatch reports on the overlapping funders of the transatlantic Islamophobia network, neoconservative movement and Israeli settlements.
'This is a brilliant, erudite and welcome addition to the growing body of work on Islamic liberation theology and decoloniality. - Farid Esack, Professor in the Study of Islam, University of Johannesburg
'A brave, timely, and innovative investigation that not only introduces readers to the historical development of Lebanon and Shi‘i Islam in the modern era but also challenges scholars to question how they study religious activism' - American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences
2. The Rise of Religious Activism in Lebanon and Beyond
3. Deconstructing Terrorism and Resistance
4. Lebanon’s Resistance Charities
5. The Imam Al-Sadr Foundation
6. The Problem of Resistance and Power
Hardcover ISBN: 9780745399935
eBook ISBN: 9781786802323
135mm x 215mm