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 within which African americans and South Asian immigrants come jointly, and South Asians are usually held up as a “model minority” opposed to African american citizens. even if, the yankee ummah, or American Muslim neighborhood, stands as a special website for interethnic team spirit 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 by way of race and sophistication inequalities. the quantity makes a speciality of ladies who, as a result of gender inequalities, are often likely to stream open air in their ethnic Muslim areas and engage with different Muslim ethnic teams looking for gender justice.

American Muslim Women explores the relationships and occasionally alliances among African americans and South Asian immigrants, drawing on interviews with a various workforce of girls from those groups. Karim investigates what it ability to barter spiritual sisterhood opposed to America's race and sophistication hierarchies, and the way these within the American Muslim group either build and go ethnic boundaries.

American Muslim Women unearths the ways that a number of sorts of identification body the yankee Muslim event, in a few moments reinforcing ethnic limitations, and at different instances, resisting them.

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