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Muslim Women in Contemporary North America : Controversies, Cliches, and Conversations

Exploring controversies and challenging clichés, Muslim Women in Contemporary North America is a provocative study of how strongly held and divergent opinions, values and beliefs, as well as misconceptions, overgeneralizations, and political agendas pertaining to Muslim women in the region, enter the public frame of reference. Interrogating contested topics in a series of case studies from both Canada and the United States, this book probes below the surface in pursuit of deeper understanding and more productive dialogue. Chapters analyse controversies over "clash" literature, dissident reformists, female religious leadership, veils, and the nature of emancipation in a compelling examination of the ways in which "Muslim", "American" and "Canadian" identities and values are being defined, differentiated, and projected. By pinpointing both sources of dissonance and unexpected patterns of resonance among complex, composite, and at times overlapping identity constellations, this book uncovers the impact of controversies on broader cultural negotiations in the United States and Canada. Transforming controversy and cliché into genuine conversation, Muslim Women in Contemporary North America is an invaluable resource for scholars and students in the fields of Islamic and Muslim Studies, Gender Studies, International Relations, Political Science, and Sociology"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2022
Routledge, London, 2022
248 Seiten
9780367356897, 0367356899
Introduction 1. Mapping the Terrain of Muslim Women in 21st Century North America 2. Living the Dialogical: Negotiating Identity and Meaning 3. Pervasive Anxiety about Islam and Muslims: "Clash Literature" in North America 4. Dissidence, Dissonance, and the Politics of Muslim Women’s Emancipation 5. Muslim Women Prayer Leadership and Gendered Sacred Space 6. Veil Controversies: The Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion Conclusion: The Muslim Woman. Index