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By Yuting Wang

in accordance with a three-year ethnographic examine of a gradually turning out to be suburban Muslim immigrant congregation in Midwest the US, this e-book examines the micro-processes by which a gaggle of Muslim immigrants from assorted backgrounds negotiate a number of identities whereas looking to develop into a part of American society within the years following 11th of September. the writer appears to be like into frictions, conflicts, and schisms in the group to debunk myths and supply a close-up examine the studies of standard immigrant Muslims within the usa. rather than treating Muslim immigrants as essentially diverse from others, this ebook perspectives Muslims as multidimensional members whose identities are outlined by way of a couple of easy social attributes, together with gender, race, social classification, and religiosity. all people portrayed during this ethnography is a posh person, whose hierarchy of identities is formed by way 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 small teams. This e-book argues that the frictions, conflicts and schisms are invaluable up to inevitable in cultivating a “composite tradition” in the American Muslim neighborhood marked by way of range, prime it onto the trail of Americanization.

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