By Yuting Wang
In line with a three-year ethnographic examine of a gradually growing to be suburban Muslim immigrant congregation in Midwest the USA, this booklet examines the micro-processes during which a gaggle of Muslim immigrants from varied backgrounds negotiate a number of identities whereas looking to turn into a part of American society within the years following September 11. the writer appears into frictions, conflicts, and schisms in the neighborhood to debunk myths and supply a close-up examine the stories of standard immigrant Muslims within the usa. rather than treating Muslim immigrants as essentially various from others, this publication perspectives Muslims as multidimensional members whose identities are outlined by means of a few easy social attributes, together with gender, race, social type, and religiosity. every person portrayed during this ethnography is a fancy person, whose hierarchy of identities is formed by means of specific occasions and the bigger social surroundings. through concentrating on a unmarried congregation, this examine controls variables with regards to the particularity of position and offers a “thick” description of interactions inside of small teams. This ebook argues that the frictions, conflicts and schisms are worthy up to inevitable in cultivating a “composite tradition” in the American Muslim group marked via range, prime it onto the trail of Americanization.
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