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Islam and the Americas

Aisha Khan

Abstract

Islam and the Americas gathers together the work of twelve scholars from anthropology, history, sociology, political science, literature, and religious studies, whose interdisciplinary contributions consider historical and contemporary Muslim populations and communities in Latin America, North America, and the Caribbean. The volume inquires into the ways that Islam translates into vernacular forms of belief and practice in the Americas, a process by which Muslims are both sustained and created. Emphasizing everyday life in ethnographic and historical approaches, contributors explore the experi ... More

Keywords: Islam, Americas, modernity, ethnography, history, lived experience, comparative religions, Muslim minority societies, interdisciplinary approaches

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060132
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060132.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aisha Khan, editor
New York University

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1 Introduction

Aisha Khan

2 Contours

Aisha Khan

I Histories: Presence, Absence, Remaking

4 Locating Mecca

Rosemarijn Hoefte

5 Fear of a Brown Planet

Nathaniel Deutsch

II Circulation of Identities, Politics of Belonging

III Spatial Practices and the Trinidadian Landscape

12 More Than Dawud and Jalut

Jeanne P. Baptiste