Lawrence Rosen is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University and adjunct professor of law at Columbia Law School. He is the author of many books, including Bargaining for Reality, The Culture of Islam, and Varieties of Muslim Experience, all also published by the University of Chicago Press.
"Readers are in for a treat. Renowned anthropologist Rosenconcludes
five-plus decades of fieldwork in and around the Moroccan town of
Sefrou by introducing four individuals whom he encountered,
befriended, and kept visiting over the years, and through whose
stories readers are privy to his observations and analysis of
different aspects of Moroccan culture, history, religion, and
current challenges. . . . Highly recommended."
--Barnaby Rogerson "Choice"
"Rosen, professor of anthropology at Princeton and adjunct professor of law at Columbia--and one of the first MacArthur 'genius' grantees--has applied the talents honed by a half-century of scholarly pursuits to produce a stimulating, layered, and nuanced portrait of Moroccan society and culture in the throes of change but still deeply grounded in its particular, Islamic-centered universe."
--Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University "American Interest"