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Author Ahmed, Akbar S.

Title Journey into America : the challenge of Islam / Akbar Ahmed.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2010]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  305.697 AHM    AVAILABLE
Description 528 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 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.
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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