Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
The Cambridge Companion to American Islam
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 2
  • Edited by Juliane Hammer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill , Omid Safi, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Export citation
  • Recommend to librarian
  • Buy the print book

Book description

The Cambridge Companion to American Islam offers a scholarly overview of the state of research on American Muslims and American Islam. The book presents the reader with a comprehensive discussion of the debates, challenges and opportunities that American Muslims have faced through centuries of American history. This volume also covers the creative ways in which American Muslims have responded to the myriad serious challenges that they have faced and continue to face in constructing a religious praxis and complex identities that are grounded in both a universal tradition and the particularities of their local contexts. The book introduces the reader to some of the many facets of the lives of American Muslims that can only be understood in their interactions with Islam's entanglement in the American experiment.

Reviews

'The twenty chapters of this superbly edited volume etch American Muslims at the crossroads - between immigrant past and citizen future, between indigenous African-American and global Arab-Asian. Neither secular nor Sufi nor Salafi but contingent, mobile, and engaged, they define in their piebald quest the distinctly American path to emancipatory pluralism.'

Bruce Lawrence - Duke University

'This important collection is likely to inform discussions on Islam in America for generations to come. If nothing else, it shows how ‘Islamic Studies’ as a whole is being redefined as we speak.'

Sherman A. Jackson - University of Southern California

'A constructive and timely overview of current research on American Islam.'

Source: The Times Literary Supplement

Refine List

Actions for selected content:

Select all | Deselect all
  • View selected items
  • Export citations
  • Download PDF (zip)
  • Send to Kindle
  • Send to Dropbox
  • Send to Google Drive

Save Search

You can save your searches here and later view and run them again in "My saved searches".

Please provide a title, maximum of 40 characters.
×

Contents

  • 1 - The Study of American Muslims:
    pp 15-27

Metrics

Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Book summary page views

Total views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between #date#. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed