Muslim American City explores how debates over Muslim Americans’ use of both public and political space have challenged and ultimately reshaped the boundaries of urban belonging.
Author: Alisa Perkins
Publisher: NYU Press
Explores how Muslim Americans test the boundaries of American pluralism In 2004, the al-Islah Islamic Center in Hamtramck, Michigan, set off a contentious controversy when it requested permission to use loudspeakers to broadcast the adhān, or Islamic call to prayer. The issue gained international notoriety when media outlets from around the world flocked to the city to report on what had become a civil battle between religious tolerance and Islamophobic sentiment. The Hamtramck council voted unanimously to allow mosques to broadcast the adhān, making it one of the few US cities to officially permit it through specific legislation. Muslim American City explores how debates over Muslim Americans’ use of both public and political space have challenged and ultimately reshaped the boundaries of urban belonging. Drawing on more than ten years of ethnographic research in Hamtramck, which boasts one of the largest concentrations of Muslim residents of any American city, Alisa Perkins shows how the Muslim American population has grown and asserted itself in public life. She explores, for example, the efforts of Muslim American women to maintain gender norms in neighborhoods, mosques, and schools, as well as Muslim Americans’ efforts to organize public responses to municipal initiatives. Her in-depth fieldwork incorporates the perspectives of both Muslims and non-Muslims, including Polish Catholics, African American Protestants, and other city residents. Drawing particular attention to Muslim American expressions of religious and cultural identity in civil life—particularly in response to discrimination and stereotyping—Perkins questions the popular assumption that the religiosity of Muslim minorities hinders their capacity for full citizenship in secular societies. She shows how Muslims and non-Muslims have, through their negotiations over the issues over the use of space, together invested Muslim practice with new forms of social capital and challenged nationalist and secularist notions of belonging.
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They are the Muslims of America. My parents are from Pakistan, but I am American—an American Muslim. I was born in the Windy City (Chicago) and
raised in a big small-town called Pueblo, Colorado, in the shadow of the Rocky
Author: Asma Gull Hasan
Publisher: A&C Black
The author offers a personal account of her experiences as a Muslim in the United States, dispelling many of the myths and misunderstandings about Muslims and comparing Islamic values to American ethical values.
In This Muslim American Life, Moustafa Bayoumi reveals what the War on Terror looks like from the vantage point of Muslim Americans, highlighting the profound effect this surveillance has had on how they live their lives.
Author: Moustafa Bayoumi
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Political Science
Over the last few years, Moustafa Bayoumi has been an extra in Sex and the City 2 playing a generic Arab, a terrorist suspect (or at least his namesake “Mustafa Bayoumi” was) in a detective novel, the subject of a trumped-up controversy because a book he had written was seen by right-wing media as pushing an “anti-American, pro-Islam” agenda, and was asked by a U.S. citizenship officer to drop his middle name of Mohamed. Others have endured far worse fates. Sweeping arrests following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 led to the incarceration and deportation of thousands of Arabs and Muslims, based almost solely on their national origin and immigration status. The NYPD, with help from the CIA, has aggressively spied on Muslims in the New York area as they go about their ordinary lives, from noting where they get their hair cut to eavesdropping on conversations in cafés. In This Muslim American Life, Moustafa Bayoumi reveals what the War on Terror looks like from the vantage point of Muslim Americans, highlighting the profound effect this surveillance has had on how they live their lives. To be a Muslim American today often means to exist in an absurd space between exotic and dangerous, victim and villain, simply because of the assumptions people carry about you. In gripping essays, Bayoumi exposes how contemporary politics, movies, novels, media experts and more have together produced a culture of fear and suspicion that not only willfully forgets the Muslim-American past, but also threatens all of our civil liberties in the present.
Old Islam in Detroit documents the rich history of Islam in Detroit, a city that is home to several of America's oldest and most diverse Muslim communities.
Author: Sally Howell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Across North America, Islam is portrayed as a religion of immigrants, converts, and cultural outsiders. Yet Muslims have been embedded in American society for much longer than most people realize. Old Islam in Detroit documents the rich history of Islam in Detroit, a city that is home to several of America's oldest and 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. Bythe 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. Old Islam in Detroit explores the rise of Detroit's earliest Muslim communities. The book 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. By looking closely at this historical encounter, Sally Howell provides a new interpretation of the possibilities and limits of Muslim incorporation in American life. Showing how Islam has become American in the past, Howell argues that the anxieties many new Muslim Americans and non-Muslims feel about the place of Islam in American society today are part of a dynamic process of political and religious change that is still unfolding.
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1980 . Berkeley ... Garveyism and the Rise of the American Muslim Mission (
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on the particular cultural and historical setting of a planning situation . An American planner , for instance , would not include or locate a palace in a plan
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occupied center stage as highly politicized subjects who the ... to connect various
strands of conversation between Muslim American women from different
backgrounds since 9 / 11 , and , second , to ... Humera Afridi ' s witty and
refreshing work functions as a social commentary on the climate of New York City
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Author: Amber Haque
Publisher: Amana Publications
Muslim and non-Muslim contributors discuss issues pertinent to North American Muslims. They discuss the status of Muslim Americans in the realm of politics, education, mass media, and economics, as well as social and dawah issues. Subjects ranging from the concept of Islamization to more practical
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course that will help its employees ... how Negroes feel about the Black Muslim
movement , Martin Luther King , the freedom riders , and other facets of non -
Planning the Twentieth - Century American City . Mary Corbin ... Making Muslim
Space in North America and Europe . Barbara Daly ... The Impact of Ideology on American Town Planning : From the Garden City to Battery Park City . ” Planning
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Author: Barbara C. Aswad
Publisher: Staten Island, N.Y.] : Center for Migration Studies of New York
Author: Council on Islamic Education (U.S.)Publish On: 2002
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Author: Council on Islamic Education (U.S.)
"Helps teachers with the challenging task of teaching about Islam and Muslims. This resource contains: Information on beliefs and practices of Muslims, including glossary of terms, charts and graphics." Includes: Basic Beliefs, Religious Obligations, The Muslim Society, Contemporary Issues.
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mosque , out - oftown Muslim guests from other American cities stood out in their
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Author: Frederick Mathewson Denny
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
An authoritative and concise introduction to Islam and the Muslim community.
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Six Reasons why Americans are Different : a View from Northwest Europe
Torbjörn Sirevåg. land undivided . In Europe ... Take the strikingly different ways
in which space and access to it are organized in a Muslim and a North American city .
Author: Torbjörn Sirevåg
Category: National characteristics, American
A View From Northwest Europe. Denne boken utfordrer påstanden om at Amerika og Nordvest-Europa er like når det gjelder kulturell identitet. Siden vi har mye felles, er detlett å tenke at man tenker likt i nesten alle spørsmål. Sirevåg tar opp seksgrunnleggende områder hvor misforståelser mellom amerikanere og vesteuropeere ofte skaper problemer. Han mener det er forskjellige holdninger når det gjelder individualisme, kjønn, tid og rom, likhet og brukav regler. Påstanden er at uten en bedre forståelse på disse områdene kan ikke amerikanere og nordeuropeere noensinne forstå hverandre fullt ut. Detteer første bok i en serie bøker, både på norsk og engelsk, som tar opp kultur, kommunikasjon og etisk kompetanse både i yrkesliv og i private relasjoner. Engelsk tekst.