Muslims and American Popular Culture [2 volumes]

Author: Anne R. Richards,Iraj Omidvar

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313379637

Category: Social Science

Page: 847

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Offering readers an engaging, accessible, and balanced account of the contributions of American Muslims to the contemporary United States, this important book serves to clarify misrepresentations and misunderstandings regarding Muslim Americans and Islam. • Identifies the contributions of Muslims to American fiction, poetry, music, food, architecture, and other cultural forms to document the breadth of their contributions • Highlights the ways in which Muslims have been, and continue to be, routinely depicted negatively in American literature, film, and religious discourse, and documents the potential effects that such depictions can have on individual Muslims and their communities • Offers readers useful tools that allow them to apply a critical eye to the representations of Muslims in the news
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Violence in American Popular Culture [2 volumes]

Author: David Schmid

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440832064

Category: Social Science

Page: 623

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This timely collection provides a historical overview of violence in American popular culture from the Puritan era to the present and across a range of media. • Provides a narrative of the development of violence in American popular culture, illustrating both continuity and change • Combines an overview of each essay's subject matter with in-depth analysis of specific examples • Features discussion of well-known portrayers of violence, such as film and television, as well as lesser-known sources—for example, murder ballads and Puritan sermons—helping readers place contemporary concerns and examples into a detailed historical context • Suggests directions for future research and other developments in the field • Includes a keyword index to enable readers to track continuities across the various essays
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Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States

Author: Jocelyne Cesari

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: 9780313336256

Category: Reference

Page: 1176

View: 609

Examines the history, religious practices, theories, and key figures in Islam and how they relate to American religion, culture, society, and politics while essays provides primary documents that reflect different aspects of Islamic culture.
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Asian American Religious Cultures [2 volumes]

Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee,Fumitaka Matsuoka,Edmond Yee,Ronald Y. Nakasone

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598843311

Category: Religion

Page: 1060

View: 3469

A resource ideal for students as well as general readers, this two-volume encyclopedia examines the diversity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander spiritual experience. • Covers both common motifs in Asian American religious culture, such as Chinese New Year festivals and mortuary rituals, as well as many newly established faith traditions • Contains entries on rarely addressed topics within Asian American religion, such as Hezhen Shamanism
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Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific

Popular Culture in Singapore and Sydney

Author: Kamaludeen Mohamed Mohamed Nasir

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137542640

Category: Political Science

Page: 231

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This book is a sociological study of Muslim youth culture in two global cities in the Asia Pacific: Singapore and Sydney. Comparing young Muslims' participation in and reflections on various elements of popular culture, this study illuminates the range of attitudes and strategies they adopt to reconcile popular youth culture with piety.
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Muslims and Jews in America

Commonalities, Contentions, and Complexities

Author: R. Aslan,A. Tapper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230119042

Category: Philosophy

Page: 214

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This book is an exploration of contemporary Jewish-Muslim relations in the United States and the distinct ways in which these two communities interact with one another in the American context. Each essay discusses a different episode from the recent twentieth and current twenty-first century American milieu that links these two groups together.
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Islam and Popular Culture

Author: Karin van Nieuwkerk,Mark LeVine,Martin Stokes

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477309047

Category: Religion

Page: 404

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Popular culture serves as a fresh and revealing window on contemporary developments in the Muslim world because it is a site where many important and controversial issues are explored and debated. Aesthetic expression has become intertwined with politics and religion due to the uprisings of the “Arab Spring,” while, at the same time, Islamist authorities are showing increasingly accommodating and populist attitudes toward popular culture. Not simply a “westernizing” or “secularizing” force, as some have asserted, popular culture now plays a growing role in defining what it means to be Muslim. With well-structured chapters that explain key concepts clearly, Islam and Popular Culture addresses new trends and developments that merge popular arts and Islam. Its eighteen case studies by eminent scholars cover a wide range of topics, such as lifestyle, dress, revolutionary street theater, graffiti, popular music, poetry, television drama, visual culture, and dance throughout the Muslim world from Indonesia, Africa, and the Middle East to Europe. The first comprehensive overview of this important subject, Islam and Popular Culture offers essential new ways of understanding the diverse religious discourses and pious ethics expressed in popular art productions, the cultural politics of states and movements, and the global flows of popular culture in the Muslim world.
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Youth Cultures in America [2 volumes]

Author: Simon J. Bronner,Cindy Dell Clark

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440833923

Category: Social Science

Page: 821

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What are the components of youth cultures today? This encyclopedia examines the facets of youth cultures and brings them to the forefront. Offers information on groups beyond the gangs the public associates with youth culture, providing definitions of suburban youth culture, survivalists and preppers, the deaf, skateboarders, Gen X, soldiers, and street kids, among others Provides coverage of the expressive genres of American youth and the way they have shaped public tastes and trends, such as music, dance, fashion, tattooing, body piercing, social media, and more Features an exploration of life issues for youth that have entered into the headlines—for example, bullying, cliques, rites of passage, student protest and activism, child abuse, and drugs
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Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World

Performance, Politics and Piety

Author: Kamal Salhi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317963091

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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In contrast to many books on Islam that focus on political rhetoric and activism, this book explores Islam's extraordinarily rich cultural and artistic diversity, showing how sound, music and bodily performance offer a window onto the subtleties and humanity of Islamic religious experience. Through a wide range of case studies from West Asia, South Asia and North Africa and their diasporas - including studies of Sufi chanting in Egypt and Morocco, dance in Afghanistan, and "Muslim punk" on-line - the book demonstrates how Islam should not be conceived of as being monolithic or monocultural, how there is a large disagreement within Islam as to how music and performance should be approached, such disagreements being closely related to debates about orthodoxy, secularism, and moderate and fundamental Islam, and how important cultural activities have been, and continue to be, for the formation of Muslim identity.
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Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Author: Bruce David Forbes,Jeffrey H. Mahan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520965221

Category: Religion

Page: 464

View: 710

The connection between popular culture and religion is an enduring part of American life. With seventy-five percent new content, the third edition of this multifaceted and popular collection has been revised and updated throughout to provide greater religious diversity in its topics and address critical developments in the study of religion and popular culture. Ideal for classroom use, this expanded volume gives increased attention to the implications of digital culture and the increasingly interactive quality of popular culture provides a framework to help students understand and appreciate the work in diverse fields, methods, and perspectives contains an updated introduction, discussion questions, and other instructional tools
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Evangelical Christians and Popular Culture: Pop Goes the Gospel [3 volumes]

Pop Goes the Gospel

Author: Robert H. Woods Jr.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313386552

Category: Social Science

Page: 979

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This three-volume collection demonstrates the depth and breadth of evangelical Christians' consumption, critique, and creation of popular culture, and how evangelical Christians are both influenced by—and influence—mainstream popular culture, covering comic books to movies to social media.
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Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

An Encyclopedia

Author: Shirley R. Steinberg,Michael Kehler,Lindsay Cornish

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313350817

Category: Social Science

Page: 527

View: 6904

In this two-volume set, a series of expert contributors look at what it means to be a boy growing up in North America, with entries covering everything from toys and games, friends and family, and psychological and social development. • 166 entries on specific aspects of boyhood life in North America today, ranging from boy-centered toys, games, and media to issues of masculinity and confusing notions of manhood • Expert contributors from a variety of academic and professional disciplines, providing insight into a range of issues related to the lives of North American boys • Bibliographic listings of works cited and further reading in print and online • A comprehensive index
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Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa

A Postcolonial Outlook

Author: Mounira Soliman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415509726

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

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This book explores the body and the production process of popular culture in, and on, the Middle East and North Africa, Turkey, and Iran in the first decade of the 21st century, and up to the current historical moment. Essays consider gender, racial, political, and cultural issues in film, cartoons, music, dance, photo-tattoos, graphic novels, fiction, and advertisements. Contributors to the volume span an array of specializations ranging across literary, postcolonial, gender, media, and Middle Eastern studies and contextualize their views within a larger historical and political moment, analyzing the emergence of a popular expression in the Middle East and North Africa region in recent years, and drawing conclusions pertaining to the direction of popular culture within a geopolitical context. The importance of this book lies in presenting a fresh perspective on popular culture, combining media that are not often combined and offering a topical examination of recent popular production, aiming to counter stereotypical representations of Islamophobia and otherness by bringing together the perspectives of scholars from different cultural backgrounds and disciplines. The collection shows that popular culture can effect changes and alter perceptions and stereotypes, constituting an area where people of different ethnicities, genders, and orientations can find common grounds for expression and connection.
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Global Asian American Popular Cultures

Author: Shilpa Dave,LeiLani Nishime,Tasha Oren

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479867098

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Asian Americans have long been the subject and object of popular culture in the U.S. The rapid circulation of cultural flashpoints—such as the American obsession with K-pop sensations, Bollywood dance moves, and sriracha hot sauce—have opened up new ways of understanding how the categories of “Asian” and “Asian American” are counterbalanced within global popular culture. Located at the crossroads of these global and national expressions, Global Asian American Popular Cultures highlights new approaches to modern culture, with essays that explore everything from music, film, and television to comics, fashion, food, and sports. As new digital technologies and cross-media convergence have expanded exchanges of transnational culture, Asian American popular culture emerges as a crucial site for understanding how communities share information and how the meanings of mainstream culture shift with technologies and newly mobile sensibilities. Asian American popular culture is also at the crux of global and national trends in media studies, collapsing boundaries and acting as a lens to view the ebbs and flows of transnational influences on global and American cultures. Offering new and critical analyses of popular cultures that account for emerging textual fields, global producers, technologies of distribution, and trans-medial circulation, this ground-breaking collectionexplores the mainstream and the margins of popular culture.
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Muslim American Women on Campus

Undergraduate Social Life and Identity

Author: Shabana Mir

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469610787

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity
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Religion and American Cultures

An Encyclopedia of Traditions, Diversity, and Popular Expressions

Author: Gary Laderman,Luis D. León

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 157607238X

Category: Reference

Page: 1046

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Looks at religious diversity in the United States from mainstream faiths to Wicca and Zen, discussing faith, religious practices, traditions, and history of religions.
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Old Islam in Detroit

Rediscovering the Muslim American Past

Author: Sally Howell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199372020

Category: History

Page: 384

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Across North America, Islam is portrayed as a religion of immigrants, converts, and cultural outsiders. Yet Muslims have been part of American society for much longer than most people realize. This book documents the history of Islam in Detroit, a city that is home to several of the nation's oldest, most diverse Muslim communities. In the early 1900s, there were thousands of Muslims in Detroit. Most came from Eastern Europe, the Ottoman Empire, and British India. In 1921, they built the nation's first mosque in Highland Park. By the 1930s, new Islam-oriented social movements were taking root among African Americans in Detroit. By the 1950s, Albanians, Arabs, African Americans, and South Asians all had mosques and religious associations in the city, and they were confident that Islam could be, and had already become, an American religion. When immigration laws were liberalized in 1965, new immigrants and new African American converts rapidly became the majority of U.S. Muslims. For them, Detroit's old Muslims and their mosques seemed oddly Americanized, even unorthodox. Old Islam in Detroit explores the rise of Detroit's earliest Muslim communities. It documents the culture wars and doctrinal debates that ensued as these populations confronted Muslim newcomers who did not understand their manner of worship or the American identities they had created. Looking closely at this historical encounter, Old Islam in Detroit provides a new interpretation of the possibilities and limits of Muslim incorporation in American life. It shows how Islam has become American in the past and how the anxieties many new Muslim Americans and non-Muslims feel about the place of Islam in American society today are not inevitable, but are part of a dynamic process of political and religious change that is still unfolding.
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American Christians and Islam

Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism

Author: Thomas S. Kidd

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691186197

Category: History

Page: N.A

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In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, many of America's Christian evangelicals have denounced Islam as a "demonic" and inherently violent religion, provoking frustration among other Christian conservatives who wish to present a more appealing message to the world's Muslims. Yet as Thomas Kidd reveals in this sobering book, the conflicted views expressed by today's evangelicals have deep roots in American history. Tracing Islam's role in the popular imagination of American Christians from the colonial period to today, Kidd demonstrates that Protestant evangelicals have viewed Islam as a global threat--while also actively seeking to convert Muslims to the Christian faith--since the nation's founding. He shows how accounts of "Mahometan" despotism and lurid stories of European enslavement by Barbary pirates fueled early evangelicals' fears concerning Islam, and describes the growing conservatism of American missions to Muslim lands up through the post-World War II era. Kidd exposes American Christians' anxieties about an internal Islamic threat from groups like the Nation of Islam in the 1960s and America's immigrant Muslim population today, and he demonstrates why Islam has become central to evangelical "end-times" narratives. Pointing to many evangelicals' unwillingness to acknowledge Islam's theological commonalities with Christianity and their continued portrayal of Islam as an "evil" and false religion, Kidd explains why Christians themselves are ironically to blame for the failure of evangelism in the Muslim world. American Christians and Islam is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the causes of the mounting tensions between Christians and Muslims today.
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The Legacy of Muslim Spain

Author: Salma Khadra Jayyusi,Manuela Marín

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004095991

Category: History

Page: 1

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The civilisation of medieval Muslim Spain is perhaps the most brilliant and prosperous of its age and has been essential to the direction which civilisation in medieval Europe took. This volume is the first ever in any language to deal in a really comprehensive manner with all major aspects of Islamic civilisation in medieval Spain.
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