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Author Ahmed, Akbar S
Title Journey into America : the challenge of Islam / Akbar Ahmed
Publisher Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2010
 Rodman Main Adult  305.697 A286    AVAILABLE
Descript 528 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 477-497) and index
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
Contents Muslim odyssey -- part I. American identity. Defining American identity ; Searching for American identity -- part II. Islam in America. African Americans as first Muslims ; Immigrant Muslims: living the American dream/American nightmare ; Muslim converts: shame and honor in a time of excess -- part III. Adjusting and adapting. Jews and Muslims: bridging a great divide ; Mormons and Muslims: getting to know you ; The importance of being America -- Appendix: personal reflections on the fieldwork
Subject 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 -- United States
Islam and civil society -- United States
United States -- Religious life and customs
United States -- Social life and customs
ISBN 9780815703877 (acid-free paper)
0815703872 (acid-free paper)

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