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Islam and the Americas

Edited by Aisha Khan

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print April 2015 | ISBN: 9780813060132
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780813050584 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813060132.001.0001
Islam and the Americas

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Bahamian and Brazilian Muslimahs

Jerusa Ali.

in Islam and the Americas

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 11490 words.

This chapter explores the historical, cultural, and religious dimensions of Muslimah identity in the Bahamas and Brazil. Muslimahs (Muslim women) are constituted within a changing network...

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Between Terror and Transcendence

Yarimar Bonilla.

in Islam and the Americas

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 8575 words.

This chapter examines how labor activists in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe navigate tropes of ethnic difference in the context of rising Islamophobia and the cultural effects of...

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Contours

Aisha Khan.

in Islam and the Americas

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 9176 words.

This chapter examines paired polarities (West/East, Old World/New World) and common themes (modernity, progress, democracy) that both connect and divide Muslim and non-Muslim territories...

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Democracy, Gender, and Indian Muslim Modernity in Trinidad

Gabrielle Jamela Hosein.

in Islam and the Americas

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 7990 words.

In chapter 11, Gabrielle Jamela Hosein ethnographically examines the 2004 election of the President General and Executive of the Anjuman Sunnat al Jamaat Association (ASJA) in Trinidad and...

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Fear of a Brown Planet

Nathaniel Deutsch.

in Islam and the Americas

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 9220 words.

This chapter explores the complex interplay between Pan-Islamism, white supremacy, and black nationalism during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In examining the writings of figures...

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Insha’Allah/Ojalá, Yes Yes Y’all

Omar Ramadan-Santiago.

in Islam and the Americas

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 10245 words.

Ramadan-Santiago discusses the ways some Puerto Rican Muslims claim membership in the global Hip Hop and Islamic communities where they have not historically been centrally positioned. They...

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Introduction

Aisha Khan.

in Islam and the Americas

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 8540 words.

Islam not only has numerous forms of expression, but these expressions surpass what is anticipated and obvious. This chapter argues that what is critically important are the unexpected uses...

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Island Currents, Global Aesthetics

Patricia Mohammed.

in Islam and the Americas

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 9035 words.

In this chapter, Patricia Mohammed traces patterns of Islamic iconography that have specifically emerged in the settlement of Trinidad since the eighteenth century, seeing in these patterns...

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Locating Mecca

Rosemarijn Hoefte.

in Islam and the Americas

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 9464 words.

Hoefte focuses on the religious and political schisms in the Javanese Muslim community in Suriname in the 1940s and 1950s. Though the overwhelming majority of Javanese were Muslim at this...

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More Than Dawud and Jalut

Jeanne P. Baptiste.

in Islam and the Americas

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 10603 words.

In this chapter, Jeanne P. Baptiste brings into view critically—as actors rather than as spectacle—Muslim men and Muslim women in a non-Muslim country to examine the ambiguous and...

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“Oriental Hieroglyphics Understood Only by the Priesthood and a Chosen Few”

Jacob S. Dorman.

in Islam and the Americas

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 7954 words.

Gilded Age Orientalism was a protean and plastic phenomenon. No part of United States popular culture expressed Orientalism more than a uniquely American secret society known as the...

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The Politics of Conversion to Islam in Southern Mexico

Sandra Cañas Cuevas.

in Islam and the Americas

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 9108 words.

This chapter discusses conversion processes to Islam among indigenous people in Southern Mexico, Chiapas. It focuses on the important role Maya women play throughout the religious...

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“Up Against a Wall”

Rhoda Reddock.

in Islam and the Americas

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 13304 words.

In this chapter, Rhoda Reddock analyzes women’s mosque movements globally as a backdrop to a historical exploration of the changing position of women in Islamic religious practice in...

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