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Ahmed, Akbar S
Journey into America : the challenge of Islam / Akbar Ahmed
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2010
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 3rd Floor  E184.M88 A39 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Muslims -- United States -- Social conditions
Muslims -- United States -- Ethnic identity
Muslims -- Cultural assimilation -- United States
Islam and culture -- United States
Cultural pluralism -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Islam and civil society -- United States
Subject United States -- Religious life and customs
United States -- Social life and customs
Physical Description 528 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 477-497) and index
Contents 1. Muslim odyssey -- Part I. American identity. 2. Defining American identity; 3. Searching for American identity -- Part II. Islam in America. 4. African Americans as first Muslims ; 5. Immigrant Muslims : living the American dream/American nightmare ; 6. Muslim converts : shame and honor in a time of excess -- Part III. Adjusting and adapting. 7. Jews and Muslims : bridging a great divide ; 8. Mormons and Muslims : getting to know you ; 9. The importance of being America ; Appendix : personal reflections on the fieldwork
Summary "Examines American identity as influenced by its founding and history and the diverse Muslim experience in America, as well as the experience of other religious groups, and how each has affected the other"--Provided by publisher

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