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 during which African americans and South Asian immigrants come jointly, and South Asians are frequently held up as a “model minority” opposed to African americans. even if, the yank ummah, or American Muslim group, stands as a distinct web site for interethnic harmony in a time of elevated tensions among native-born american citizens and immigrants.

This ethnographic examine 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 continues to be challenged by means of race and sophistication inequalities. the amount makes a speciality of ladies who, as a result of gender inequalities, are often likely to movement 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 occasionally alliances among African american citizens 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 finds the ways that a number of varieties of identification body the yank Muslim adventure, in a few moments reinforcing ethnic limitations, and at different occasions, resisting them.

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