Download PDF by Yuting Wang: Between Islam and the American Dream: An Immigrant Muslim

Download PDF by Yuting Wang: Between Islam and the American Dream: An Immigrant Muslim

By Yuting Wang

in keeping with a three-year ethnographic research of a gradually transforming into suburban Muslim immigrant congregation in Midwest the United States, this booklet examines the micro-processes wherein a bunch of Muslim immigrants from different backgrounds negotiate a number of identities whereas trying to turn into a part of American society within the years following 9-11. the writer seems to be into frictions, conflicts, and schisms in the group to debunk myths and supply a close-up examine the reports of normal immigrant Muslims within the usa. rather than treating Muslim immigrants as essentially various from others, this booklet perspectives Muslims as multidimensional participants whose identities are outlined through a few uncomplicated social attributes, together with gender, race, social type, and religiosity. everybody portrayed during this ethnography is a fancy person, whose hierarchy of identities is formed through specific occasions and the bigger social setting. by means of concentrating on a unmarried congregation, this learn controls variables relating to the particularity of position and provides a “thick” description of interactions inside small teams. This ebook argues that the frictions, conflicts and schisms are valuable up to inevitable in cultivating a “composite tradition” in the American Muslim neighborhood marked via range, top it onto the trail of Americanization.

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