By Jamillah Karim

ISBN-10: 0814748090

ISBN-13: 9780814748091

ISBN-10: 0814748104

ISBN-13: 9780814748107

African American Muslims and South Asian Muslim immigrants are of the biggest ethnic Muslim teams within the U.S. but there are few websites within which African americans and South Asian immigrants come jointly, and South Asians are usually held up as a “model minority” opposed to African americans. even though, the yankee ummah, or American Muslim group, stands as a special web site for interethnic harmony in a time of elevated tensions among native-born american citizens and immigrants.

This ethnographic research of African American and South Asian immigrant Muslims in Chicago and Atlanta explores how Islamic beliefs of racial concord and equality create hopeful percentages in an American society that is still challenged through race and sophistication inequalities. the amount makes a speciality of ladies who, as a result of gender inequalities, are often prone to flow outdoors in their ethnic Muslim areas and have interaction with different Muslim ethnic teams looking for gender justice.

American Muslim Women explores the relationships and infrequently alliances among African americans and South Asian immigrants, drawing on interviews with a various crew of ladies from those groups. Karim investigates what it capability to barter non secular sisterhood opposed to America's race and sophistication hierarchies, and the way these within the American Muslim neighborhood either build and move ethnic boundaries.

American Muslim Women unearths the ways that a number of sorts of identification body the yankee Muslim adventure, in a few moments reinforcing ethnic barriers, and at different instances, resisting them.

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