New PDF release: Muslims of Metropolis: The Stories of Three Immigrant

New PDF release: Muslims of Metropolis: The Stories of Three Immigrant

By Kavitha Rajagopalan

The Muslim inhabitants globally is constituted of hundreds of thousands of ethnic, linguistic, and non secular sub-communities. but, in most cases, the general public conflates those diversified and unrelated groups, branding Muslim immigrants as a unmarried, suspicious, and culturally hostile crew of individuals. Generalizations like those have compromised many Muslim immigrants' experience of belonging and reputation in locations the place they've got lived, on occasion, for 3 or 4 generations.

In Muslims of Metropolis, Kavitha Rajagopalan takes a far wanted step in personalizing and humanizing our knowing of the Muslim diaspora. Tracing the tales of 3 very assorted families-a Palestinian relatives relocating to London, a Kurdish relations relocating to Berlin, and a Bangladeshi kinfolk relocating to New York-she finds a degree of complexity and nuance that's seldom thought of. via their voices and of their phrases, Rajagopalan describes what brought on those households to go away domestic, what demanding situations they confronted in adjusting to their new lives, and the way they got here to view their position in society. Interviews with neighborhood leaders, social justice businesses, and with lecturers and political specialists in all the nations upload extra layers of perception to how vast political matters, like nationalist clash, immigration reform, and antiterrorism options have an effect on the lives of Muslims who've migrated looking for monetary balance and private happiness.

Although contemporary brooding about immigration coverage within the usa and Europe emphasizes the significance of long term integration, an international perspective that keeps to sensationalize divisions among Muslim and different groups thwarts this chance. Integration can't happen with coverage recommendations alone-people needs to consider that they belong to a bigger society. even if learn as uncomplicated tales or broader narratives, the voices during this revealing ebook are one of the conversing opposed to generalization, prejudice, and worry that has thus far surrounded Muslims dwelling within the West.

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