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Lone star Muslims : transnational lives and the South Asian experience in Texas

Author: Ahmed Afzal
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, [2015]
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"Lone Star Muslims offers an engaging and insightful look at contemporary Muslim American life in Texas. It illuminates the dynamics of the Pakistani Muslim community in Houston, a city with one of the largest Muslim populations in the south and southwestern United States. Drawing on interviews and participant observation at radio stations, festivals, and ethnic businesses, the volume explores everyday Muslim lives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ahmed Afzal
ISBN: 9781479855346 1479855340 9781479844807 1479844802
OCLC Number: 876883392
Description: xi, 263 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Houston: Race, Class, Oil, and the Making of "America's Most Diverse City" --
"A Dream Come True": Shia Ismaili Experiences in Corporate America --
"It's Allah's Will": The Transnational Muslim Heritage Economy --
"I Have a Very Good Relationship with Allah": Pakistani Gay Men and Transnational Belonging --
The Pakistan Independence Day Festival: The Making of a "Houston Tradition" --
"Pakistanis Have Always Been Radio People": Transnational Media, Business Imperatives, and Homeland Politics.
Responsibility: Ahmed Afzal.
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Offers a look at contemporary Muslim American life in Texas. This book illuminates the dynamics of the Pakistani Muslim community in Houston, a city with one of the largest Muslim populations in the  Read more...

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"Afzal deftly puts ethnography to work in describing the complexities facing Pakistanis in the Lone Star State. This significant book demonstrates how Muslims confront a wide range of issues such as Read more...

 
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