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The Cambridge Companion to American Islam

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  • Editors:
  • Juliane Hammer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Omid Safi, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Edward E. Curtis, IV, Richard Brent Turner, Sally Howell, Zain Abdullah, Michael Muhammad Knight, Amaney Jamal, Liali Albana, Nabil Echchaibi, Kathleen M. Moore, Rosemary R. Hicks, Karen Leonard, Gisela Webb, Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Akel Ismail Kahera, Zareena Grewal, R. David Coolidge, Timur Yuskaev, Sylvia Chan-Malik, Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Maytha Alhassen, Debra Majeed, Juliane Hammer
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  • Date Published: August 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521175524

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  • 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 challenges that they have faced and continue to face in constructing a religious praxis and complex identities that are grounded in both a universal tradition and the particularities of their local contexts. The book introduces the reader to some of the many facets of the lives of American Muslims that can only be understood in their interactions with Islam's entanglement in the American experiment.

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    • By leading scholars in the field
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    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521175524
    • length: 386 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The study of American Muslims: a history Edward E. Curtis, IV
    2. African Muslim slaves and Islam in antebellum America Richard Brent Turner
    3. Laying the groundwork for American Muslim histories:
    1865–1965 Sally Howell
    4. American Muslims in the contemporary world:
    1965 to the present Zain Abdullah
    5. Converts and conversions Michael Muhammad Knight
    6. Demographics, political participation, and representation Amaney Jamal and Liali Albana
    7. American Muslims and the media Nabil Echchaibi
    8. Muslims in the American legal system Kathleen M. Moore
    9. Religious pluralism, secularism, and interfaith Rosemary R. Hicks
    10. Organizing communities: institutions, networks, groups Karen Leonard
    11. Negotiating boundaries: American Sufis Gisela Webb
    12. Religious normativity and praxis among American Muslims Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
    13. Muslim spaces and mosque architecture Akel Ismail Kahera
    14. Islamic education in the United States: debates, practices, and institutions Zareena Grewal and R. David Coolidge
    15. Muslim public intellectuals and global Muslim thought Timur Yuskaev
    16. Cultural and literary production of Muslim America Sylvia Chan-Malik
    17. Muslim youth cultures Su'ad Abdul Khabeer and Maytha Alhassen
    18. Sexual identity, marriage, and family Debra Majeed
    19. Studying American Muslim women: between feminism, activism, and secular society Juliane Hammer.

  • Editors

    Juliane Hammer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Juliane Hammer is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Kenan Rifai Scholar in Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on American Muslims, discourses on gender and sexuality, and Sufism. She is author of Palestinians Born in Exile (2005) and American Muslim Women, Religious Authority, and Activism: More than a Prayer (2012). Her work has appeared in The Muslim World, Hawwa, Contemporary Islam, and Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, as well as in several edited volumes. She is currently working on a research project analyzing American Muslim efforts against domestic violence.

    Omid Safi, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Omid Safi is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, specializing in contemporary Islamic thought and classical Islam. He is author of Politics of Knowledge in Premodern Islam (2006) and Memories of Muhammad (2010). He is also editor of two volumes, Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism (2003) and Voices of Islam: Voices of Change (2006). He has a forthcoming book on the famed mystic Rumi and is currently working on a monograph discussing contemporary Islamic debates in Iran.

    Contributors

    Edward E. Curtis, IV, Richard Brent Turner, Sally Howell, Zain Abdullah, Michael Muhammad Knight, Amaney Jamal, Liali Albana, Nabil Echchaibi, Kathleen M. Moore, Rosemary R. Hicks, Karen Leonard, Gisela Webb, Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Akel Ismail Kahera, Zareena Grewal, R. David Coolidge, Timur Yuskaev, Sylvia Chan-Malik, Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Maytha Alhassen, Debra Majeed, Juliane Hammer

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