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Muslims and American popular culture

Author: Iraj Omidvar; Anne R Richards
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2014] ©2014
Series: Gale virtual reference library.
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This work accounts for the contributions of American Muslims to the contemporary United States. It seeks to clarify misrepresentations and misunderstandings regarding Muslim Americans and Islam.
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Muslims and American popular culture.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2014]
(DLC) 2013024321
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Iraj Omidvar; Anne R Richards
ISBN: 9780313379635 0313379637
OCLC Number: 905548103
Description: 1 online resource (2 volumes (843 pages))
Contents: Volume 1. Introduction: Islam in America: A look at popular culture / Iraj Omidvar and Anne R. Richards Part 1. Comedy and Theater: 1. "There's nothing funny about your people": Muslim-American humor in the post-9/11 world / Michael Malek Najjar; 2. The struggle for transcendence: Iraqi Muslim women in Heather Raffo's 9 parts of desire / Jennifer Douglas ; Part 2. Television: 3. Gender roles and marriage in Muslim-American reality TV / Mary Elizabeth Boucebci; 4. Remapping terrorism stereotypes in Battlestar galactica / C.W. Marshall and Tiffany Potter; 5. The big conceal: representations of the Hijab in Little mosque on the prairie / Mariam Esseghaier; 6. Little mosque on the prairie: religious education on the airwaves? / Brenna Clark Gray ; Part 3. Film: 7. The race is on: Muslims and Arabs in the American imagination / Moustafa Bayoumi; 8. The message: from radical terror to "old but good" / Andrea L. Stanton; 9. Marked off: Hollywood's untold story of Arabs, Muslims, and camels / Waleed F. Mahdi; 10. Beyond Muezzins and Mujahideen: Middle-Eastern voices in post-9/11 Hollywood movies / Nolwenn Mingant ; Part 4. Popular Fiction and Poetry: 11. Normalizing Islam: representations of good and bad Muslims in Khaled Hosseini's The Kite runner / Shawn Picht; 12. Muslim stereotypes in John Updike's Terrorist / Mohammad Shaaban Deyab; 13. What can a Pakistani-American novel tell us about America's "terrorist threat from within" / Bidhan Chandra Roy ; 14. The enduring allure of Rumi and Sufism in American literature / Nilgün Anadolu-Okur; 15. Thoroughly Muslim mystic: rewriting Rumi in America / Chenaz B. Seelarbokus; 16. Sufis and converts : American-Muslim visions of Islam / Joseph Rega ; Part 5. Fantasy, Comics, and Digital Culture: 17. The influence of Muslims and Islam in science fiction, fantasy, and comics / Rebecca Hankins and Joyce Thornton; 18. Frank Miller's 300, before and after 9/11 / C.W. Marshall ; Part 6. Music: 19. Sonic bridges: the rise of Muslim-American music / Lori Zehra Goshert; 20. Cut from the same cloth: American and Palestinian hip hop / Yen Rodriguez; 21. Muslim Filipino traditions in Filipino American popular culture / Mary Talusan --
Volume 2. Part 1. Black Muslims, Black Power, and the Nation of Islam: 1. "Muhammad's Land" : Ideology, identity, and cultural production in the Nation of Islam / Joseph Rega; 2. The influence of Malcolm X on Islam on Black identity and naming practices in American Culture / Griselda Thomas; 3. Influences of Malcolm X on sports, music, and the global Muslim community / Amir Saeed ; Part 2. Journalism and Digital Culture: 4. A century of ignorance: the influence of British attitudes on U.S. popular perceptions of war in Afghanistan (1880s-1980s) / Nathaniel A. Davis; 5. American heroes and Iranian villains in "Straightforward" American news reports / Iraj Omidvar; 6. Reading the Qur'an in college: the Chapel Hill tempest / Shelley McGinnis; 7. "Good Muslim/ Bad Muslim" : media coverage of the Fort Hood shooting and American Muslims in the War on Terror / Aziz Douai; 8. Covered: representations of Muslim women in Azizah Magazine / Emily Dolezal; 9. American Muslims in cyberspace / Amira Akl ; Part 3. Trans/National Trends and Issues: 10. Shifts in Evangelical attitudes toward American Muslims after 9/11 / Walter R. Ratliff; 11. The new nativism and Muslim and Latino immigration / Richie Essenberg; 12. Latinos and Islamic conversion in the United States / Nikkeshia Wilson; 13. "Iranian, Go Home!" Adversity and solidarity in the Iranian Diaspora in America / Sandra Bird; 14. Who are the Iranians anyway? The enduring problems of visual representation / Iraj Omidvar; 15. American Muslims and the struggle for agency and representation / Aajay Murphy; 16. American Muslims and the use of cultural diplomacy / Hafsa Kanjwal ; Part 4. Mosques and Islamic-Influenced Architecture: 17. Fantasy, faith, and fraternity: American architecture of Moorish inspiration / Omar Khalidi; 18. Mosques in Minnesota / Melissa K. Aho; 19. Tennessee burning: Islamophobia's role in the opposition to Mosques and Muslims in post-9/11 America / Laura Runyan ; Part 5. Memoirs: 20. American popular culture in Egypt: Transnational reflections / Katherine Dillion; 21. Lord, make me not oblivious: Things I want my daughters to know / Mohja Kahf.
Series Title: Gale virtual reference library.
Responsibility: Iraj Omidvar and Anne R. Richards, editors.

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