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Jamillah Karim's American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender PDF

By Jamillah Karim

African American Muslims and South Asian Muslim immigrants are of the biggest ethnic Muslim teams within the U.S. but there are few websites during which African american citizens and South Asian immigrants come jointly, and South Asians are usually held up as a "model minority" opposed to African americans. even if, the yankee ummah, or American Muslim group, stands as a distinct web site for interethnic unity in a time of elevated tensions among native-born americans and immigrants.

This ethnographic research of African American and South Asian immigrant Muslims in Chicago and Atlanta explores how Islamic beliefs of racial concord and equality create hopeful percentages in an American society that is still challenged by means of race and sophistication inequalities. the amount specializes in ladies who, as a result of gender inequalities, are often prone to flow outdoor in their ethnic Muslim areas and engage with different Muslim ethnic teams looking for gender justice.

American Muslim Women explores the relationships and infrequently alliances among African american citizens and South Asian immigrants, drawing on interviews with a various staff of ladies from those groups. Karim investigates what it skill to barter non secular sisterhood opposed to America's race and sophistication hierarchies, and the way these within the American Muslim neighborhood either build and pass ethnic boundaries.

American Muslim Women unearths the ways that a number of varieties of id body the yank Muslim event, in a few moments reinforcing ethnic obstacles, and at different instances, resisting them.

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