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Author Chan-Malik, Sylvia, author.

Title Being Muslim : a cultural history of women of color in American Islam / Sylvia Chan-Malik
Published New York : New York University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 275 pages) : illustrations
Contents "Four american moslem ladies": early U.S. Muslim women in the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, 1920-1923 -- Insurgent domesticity: race and gender in representations of NOI Muslim women during the Cold War era -- Garments for one another: Islam and marriage in the lives of Betty Shabazz and Dakota Staton -- Chadors, feminists, terror: constructing a U.S. American discourse of the veil -- A third language: Muslim feminism in Smerica -- Conclusion: Soul Flower Farm
Summary An exploration of twentieth and twenty-first century U.S. Muslim womanhood that centers the lived experience of women of color
From the stories that she gathers, Chan-Malik demonstrates the diversity and similarities of Black, Arab, South Asian, Latina, and multiracial Muslim women, and how American understandings of Islam have shifted against the evolution of U.S. white nationalism over the past century. In borrowing from the lineages of Black and women-of-color feminism, Chan-Malik offers us a new vocabulary for U.S. Muslim feminism, one that is as conscious of race, gender, sexuality, and nation, as it is region and religion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-260) and index
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Subject African American women.
Muslim women -- United States
Muslims, Black.
African American women.
Muslim women.
Muslims, Black.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1479881554
9781479881550