Islam and the Americas

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Islam and the Americas

Edited by Aisha Khan

In case studies that include the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume trace the establishment of Islam in the Americas over the past three centuries.

Together, these essays challenge the typical view of Islam as timeless, predictable, and opposed to Western worldviews and value systems, showing how this religious tradition continually engages with local and global issues of culture, gender, class, and race.

Aisha Khan is associate professor of anthropology at New York University. She is the author of Callaloo Nation: Metaphors of Race and Religious Identity among South Asians in Trinidad.

This book is the latest addition to the series, New World Diasporas, edited by Kevin A. Yelvington. Click here for more information about the series.

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Categories: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Publication Announcement, Religion, University Press of Florida

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