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Islam in America - 2nd edition

Islam in America (ISBN10: 0231147112; ISBN13: 9780231147118)
ISBN13: 978-0231147118
ISBN10: 0231147112

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0231147101
ISBN10: 0231147104

Summary: In this richly textured, critically acclaimed portrait of American Muslims, Jane I. Smith introduces the basic tenets of the Muslim faith, surveys the history of Islam in North America, and profiles the lifestyles, religious practices, and worldviews of Muslims in the United States. She focuses particularly on the tensions of living faithfully and adhering to tradition while adapting to an American way of life, and she addresses the role of women, the raising and educating of childre
n, appropriate dress and behavior, and incidences of prejudice and unfair treatment.The second edition of Islam in Americafeatures a new chapter on the post-9/11 period, discussing civil rights and profiling, participation in politics, transformations in Islamic law, pluralism and identity issues, foreign influences, anti-Islamic sentiment, intra-Islamic tensions, and the quest for a moderate Islam. Source notes, the glossary, and additional resources also reflect recent developments and scholarship.
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Summary: In this richly textured, critically acclaimed portrait of American Muslims, Jane I. Smith introduces the basic tenets of the Muslim faith, surveys the history of Islam in North America, and profiles the lifestyles, religious practices, and worldviews of Muslims in the United States. She focuses particularly on the tensions of living faithfully and adhering to tradition while adapting to an American way of life, and she addresses the role of women, the raising and educating of children, appropriate dress and behavior, and incidences of prejudice and unfair treatment.The second edition of Islam in Americafeatures a new chapter on the post-9/11 period, discussing civil rights and profiling, participation in politics, transformations in Islamic law, pluralism and identity issues, foreign influences, anti-Islamic sentiment, intra-Islamic tensions, and the quest for a moderate Islam. Source notes, the glossary, and additional resources also reflect recent developments and scholarship. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 09
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Year Published: 2009
International: No



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