Karim, Jamillah Ashira, 1976-

American Muslim women : negotiating race, class, and gender within the ummah / Jamillah Karim. - xi, 292 pages ; 23 cm. - Religion, race, and ethnicity series . - Religion, race, and ethnicity. .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-280) and index.

African American and immigrant relations: between inequality and global flows -- Race, class, and residence in the Chicago ummah: ethnic Muslim spaces and American Muslim discourses -- Across ethnic boundaries: women's movement and resistance in the Chicago ummah -- Negotiating an American Muslim identity after September 11: second-generation Muslim women in Chicago -- Negotiating gender lines: women's movement across Atlanta mosques -- Negotiating sisterhood, gender, and generation: friendship between second-generation South Asian American and African American Muslim women.

"Focusing on women, who sometimes move outside of their ethnic Muslim spaced and interact with other Muslim ethnic groups in search of gender justice, this ethnographic study of African American and South Asian immigrant Muslims in Chicago and Atlanta explores how Islamic ideas of racial harmony amd equality create hopeful possibilities in an American society that remains challenged by race and class inequalities."--Page 4 of cover.

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Muslim women--Social conditions.--United States
Women immigrants--Social conditions.--United States
African American women--Religious life.
South Asian American women--Religious life.
Muslims--Social conditions--United States--Case studies.
Social classes--United States--Case studies.
Sex role--United States--Case studies.


Chicago (Ill.)--Race relations.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Race relations.
United States--Race relations--Case studies.

E184.M88 / K37 2009

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