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Islam is a foreign country : American Muslims and the global crisis of authority

Author: Zareena Grewal
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Nation of newcomers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Islam Is a Foreign Country, Zareena Grewal explores some of the most pressing debates about and among American Muslims: what does it mean to be Muslim and American? Who has the authority to speak for Islam and to lead the stunningly diverse population of American Muslims? Do their ties to the larger Muslim world undermine their efforts to make Islam an American religion? Offering rich insights into these  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zareena Grewal
ISBN: 9781479800889 1479800880 9781479800568 1479800562
OCLC Number: 844308885
Description: xiv, 395 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: unmapping the Muslim world --
Islam is a foreign country: mapping the global crisis of authority --
Islamic utopias, American dystopia: Muslim moral geographies after the great migration --
Imaginary homelands, American dreams: Sunni moral geographies after 1965 --
Retrieving tradition: pedological forms and secular reforms --
Choosing tradition: women student-travelers between resistance and submission --
Transmitting tradition: the constraints of crisis --
Muslim reformers and the American media: the exceptional umma and its emergent moral geography --
Epilogue: American Muslims and the place of dissent.
Series Title: Nation of newcomers.
Responsibility: Zareena Grewal.
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