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Women of the Nation : Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam

By: Gibson, Dawn-Marie.
Contributor(s): Karim, Jamillah.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : NYU Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (276 p.).ISBN: 9780814771242.Subject(s): HISTORY / North America | Muslim women -- United States -- History | Nation of Islam (Chicago, Ill.) -- History | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies | Women and religion -- United States - HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women of the Nation : Between Black Protest and Sunni IslamDDC classification: 305.48 | 305.48/6970973 | 305.486970973 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. "Our Nation": Women and the NOI, Pre-1975; 2. "Thank God It Changed!": Women's Transition to Sunni Islam, 1975-80; 3. Resurrecting the Nation: Women in Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam; 4. Women in the Nation of Islam and the Warith Deen Mohammed Community: Crafting a Dialogue; Conclusion; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; About the Authors
Summary: With vocal public figures such as Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, and Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam often appears to be a male-centric religious movement, and over 60 years of scholarship have perpetuated that notion. Yet, women have been pivotal in the NOI''s development, playing a major role in creating the public image that made it appealing and captivating. Women of the Nation draws on oral histories and interviews with approximately 100 women across several cities to provide an overview of women''s historical contributions and their varied experiences of the NOI, including both its continuing community under Farrakhan and its offshoot into Sunni Islam under Imam W.D. Mohammed. The authors examine how women have interpreted and navigated the NOI''s gender ideologies and practices, illuminating the experiences of African-American, Latina, and Native American women within the NOI and their changing roles within this patriarchal movement. The book argues that the Nation of Islam experience for women has been characterized by an expression of Islam sensitive to American cultural messages about race and gender, but also by gender and race ideals in the Islamic tradition. It offers the first exhaustive study of women's experiences in both the NOI and the W.D. Mohammed community.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. "Our Nation": Women and the NOI, Pre-1975; 2. "Thank God It Changed!": Women's Transition to Sunni Islam, 1975-80; 3. Resurrecting the Nation: Women in Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam; 4. Women in the Nation of Islam and the Warith Deen Mohammed Community: Crafting a Dialogue; Conclusion; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; About the Authors

With vocal public figures such as Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, and Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam often appears to be a male-centric religious movement, and over 60 years of scholarship have perpetuated that notion. Yet, women have been pivotal in the NOI''s development, playing a major role in creating the public image that made it appealing and captivating. Women of the Nation draws on oral histories and interviews with approximately 100 women across several cities to provide an overview of women''s historical contributions and their varied experiences of the NOI, including both its continuing community under Farrakhan and its offshoot into Sunni Islam under Imam W.D. Mohammed. The authors examine how women have interpreted and navigated the NOI''s gender ideologies and practices, illuminating the experiences of African-American, Latina, and Native American women within the NOI and their changing roles within this patriarchal movement. The book argues that the Nation of Islam experience for women has been characterized by an expression of Islam sensitive to American cultural messages about race and gender, but also by gender and race ideals in the Islamic tradition. It offers the first exhaustive study of women's experiences in both the NOI and the W.D. Mohammed community.

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