American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender by Jamillah Karim

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 frequently held up as a "model minority" opposed to African american citizens. despite the fact that, the yankee ummah, or American Muslim group, stands as a special website for interethnic unity in a time of elevated tensions among native-born american citizens 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 chances in an American society that continues to be challenged via race and sophistication inequalities. the quantity specializes in girls who, as a result of gender inequalities, are often prone to flow outdoor in their ethnic Muslim areas and have interaction 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 capacity to barter non secular sisterhood opposed to America's race and sophistication hierarchies, and the way these within the American Muslim group either build and move ethnic boundaries.

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

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