American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender by Jamillah Karim

By Jamillah Karim

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. in spite of the fact that, the yank ummah, or American Muslim neighborhood, stands as a distinct website for interethnic unity in a time of elevated tensions among native-born americans 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 probabilities in an American society that continues to be challenged by means of race and sophistication inequalities. the quantity specializes in ladies who, because of gender inequalities, are often likely to stream open air 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 americans and South Asian immigrants, drawing on interviews with a various team of girls from those groups. Karim investigates what it ability to barter spiritual 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 event, in a few moments reinforcing ethnic barriers, and at different occasions, resisting them.

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