By Aisha Khan
“Gives us a wholly various photo of Muslims within the Americas than are available within the validated literature. a posh glimpse of the wealthy range and historic intensity of Muslim presence within the Caribbean and Latin America.”—Katherine Pratt Ewing, editor of Being and Belonging: Muslim groups within the usa in view that 9/11
“Finally a broad-ranging comparative paintings exploring the roots of Islam within the Americas! Drawing upon clean old and ethnographic study, this ebook asks vital questions on the politics of tradition and globalization of faith within the sleek world.”—Keith E. McNeal, writer of Trance and Modernity within the Southern Caribbean
In case stories that come with the Caribbean, Latin the USA, and the USA, the participants to this interdisciplinary quantity hint the institution of Islam within the Americas during the last 3 centuries. They concurrently discover Muslims’ lived reviews and consider the methods Islam has been formed within the “Muslim minority” societies within the New international, together with the Gilded Age’s fascination with Orientalism, the gendered interpretations of doctrine between Muslim immigrants and native converts, the include of Islam via African American activist-intellectuals like Malcolm X, and the methods transnational hip hop artists re-create and reimagine Muslim identities.
jointly, those essays problem the common view of Islam as undying, predictable, and against Western worldviews and cost platforms, displaying how this non secular culture constantly engages with neighborhood and international problems with tradition, gender, classification, and race.
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At the same time, the New World is not simply reducible to “the West”; it represents one variation. This hemisphere constitutes both a Global North and a Global South, built in part by Muslims whose journeys span at least half a millennium (enslaved, indentured, educated, unlettered, activist, entrepreneurial, refugee), hailing from tremendously varied cultural and social terrains spanning much of the globe. As we seek to underscore in this collection, the relationship and relevance of Muslims to the New World is a dialogue of mutually constitutive presences—both figurative and literal.
The important question of what topics enjoy formal study is not limited to Muslims and Islam; other significant New World populations also remain under-researched, such as Arab immigrant communities, the majority of which have historically been Christian. The exploration of how these diverse diasporic populations may be connected regionally and globally by shared worldviews, historical memory, values, and practices, or disengaged from them, and what the implications of such linkages and ruptures might be, reveals a focus of study still in its early stages.
Myers · Sarasota Copyright 2015 by Aisha Khan All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper This book may be available in an electronic edition. 22 21 20 19 18 17 6 5 4 3 2 1 First cloth printing, 2015 First paperback printing, 2017 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA Islam and the Americas / edited by Aisha Khan. pages cm — (New world diasporas) Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary: This volume edited by Aisha Khan explores Muslims’ lived experiences in the Western Hemisphere and the ways in which Islam has been codified in the New World by “Muslim minority” societies, using disparate case studies from the Caribbean, Suriname, Brazil, Mexico, and others in the Atlantic World.
Islam and the Americas by Aisha Khan