Journey into America : the challenge of Islam / Akbar Ahmed.
- Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2010.
528 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Muslims -- United States -- Social conditions.
Muslims -- United States -- Ethnic identity.
Muslims -- Cultural assimilation -- United States.
Islam and culture -- United States.
Cultural pluralism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Islam and civil society -- United States.
United States -- Religious life and customs.
United States -- Social life and customs.
Islam and civil society.
Islam and culture.
Manners and customs.
Muslims -- Cultural assimilation.
Muslims -- Ethnic identity.
Muslims -- Social conditions.
- "Examines American identity as influenced by its founding and history and the diverse Muslim experience in America, as well as the experience of other religious groups, and how each has affected the other"--Provided by publisher.
- Muslim odyssey
Part I. American identity. Defining American identity ; Searching for American identity
Part II. Islam in America. African Americans as first Muslims ; Immigrant Muslims : living the American dream/American nightmare ; Muslim converts : shame and honor in a time of excess
Part III. Adjusting and adapting. Jews and Muslims : bridging a great divide ; Mormons and Muslims : getting to know you ; The importance of being America
Appendix : personal reflections on the fieldwork.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-497) and index.
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