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Becoming Muslim : Western women's conversions to Islam

Author: Anna Mansson McGinty
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Series: Culture, mind, and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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While Islam has become a controversial topic in the West, a growing number of Westerners find powerful meaning in Islam. Becoming Muslim is an ethnographic study based on in-depth interviews with Swedish and American women who have converted to Islam.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mansson McGinty, Anna.
Becoming Muslim.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
(DLC) 2006042962
(OCoLC)68373453
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Mansson McGinty
ISBN: 9780312376215 0312376219 9780230616684 0230616682
OCLC Number: 138167220
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages).
Contents: Cover; Becoming Muslim; Contents; Acknowledgments; Part I The Individual Conversion; Chapter One Conversion and Identity Formation; Chapter Two A Step toward the Unknown; Chapter Three The Conversion Narrative; Part II Personal Worlds; Chapter Four Personal Models of Spirituality and Social Conscience; Chapter Five Personal Models of Gender; Chapter Six The Veil and Alternative Femininities; Part III Encounters; Chapter Seven Looping Effects of Meaning; Chapter Eight Family, Work, Sisterhood; Chapter Nine Personal Versions of Islam; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Culture, mind, and society.
Responsibility: Anna Mansson McGinty.
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