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The Cambridge companion to American Islam

Author: Juliane Hammer; Omid Safi
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Cambridge companions to religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Cambridge Companion to American Islam offers a scholarly overview of the state of research on American Muslims and American Islam. The book presents the reader with a comprehensive discussion of the debates, challenges, and opportunities that American Muslims have faced through centuries of American history. This volume also covers the creative ways in which American Muslims have responded to the myriad serious  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juliane Hammer; Omid Safi
ISBN: 9781107002418 1107002419 9780521175524 0521175526
OCLC Number: 826859565
Description: xx, 371 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : American Islam, Muslim Americans, and the American experiment / Juliane Hammer, Omid Safi --
The study of American Muslims : a history / Edward E. Curtis IV --
African Muslim slaves and Islam in Antebellum America / Richard Brent Turner --
Laying the groundwork for American Muslim histories : 1865-1965 / Sally Howell --
American Muslims in the contemporary world : 1965 to the present / Zain Abdullah --
Converts and conversions / Michael Muhammad Knight --
Demographics, political participation, and representation / Amaney Jamal, Liali Albana --
American Muslims and the media / Nabil Echchaibi --
Muslims in the American legal system / Kathleen M. Moore --
Religious pluralism, secularism, and interfaith endeavors / Rosemary R. Hicks --
Organizing communities : institutions, networks, groups / Karen Leonard --
Negotiating boundaries : American Sufis / Gisela Webb --
Religious normativity and praxis among American Muslims / Kambiz Ghaneabassiri --
Muslim spaces and Mosque architecture / Akel Ismail Kahera --
Islamic education in the United States : debates, practices, and institutions / Zareena A. Grewal, R. David Coolidge --
Muslim public intellectuals and global Muslim thought / Timur R. Yuskaev --
Cultural and literary production of Muslim America / Sylvia Chan-Malik --
Muslim youth cultures / Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Maytha Alhassen --
Sexual identity, marriage, and family / Debra Majeed --
Studying American Muslim women : gender, feminism, and Islam / Juliane Hammer.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to religion.
Responsibility: edited by Juliane Hammer, Omid Safi.


This book is a comprehensive introduction to the past and present of American Muslim communities. Chapters discuss demographics, political participation, media, cultural and literary production,  Read more...


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'The twenty chapters of this superbly edited volume etch American Muslims at the crossroads - between immigrant past and citizen future, between indigenous African-American and global Arab-Asian. Read more...

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