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By Amira Mittermaier

Dreams that Matter explores the social and fabric lifetime of desires in modern Cairo. Amira Mittermaier courses the reader via landscapes of the mind's eye that characteristic Muslim dream interpreters who draw on Freud, reformists who brush off all sorts of divination as superstition, a Sufi devotional crew that retains a diary of desires with regards to its shaykh, and traditional believers who converse of relocating encounters with the Prophet Muhammad. In shut discussion along with her Egyptian interlocutors, Islamic textual traditions, and Western theorists, Mittermaier teases out the dream’s moral, political, and spiritual implications. Her e-book is a provocative exam of the way present-day Muslims come upon and interact the Divine that provides a unique point of view at the Islamic Revival. Dreams That Matter opens up new areas for an anthropology of the mind's eye, inviting us to reconsider either the imagined and the real.

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