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- DescriptionWhile 9/11 and its aftermath created a traumatic turning point for most of the writers in this book, it is telling that ne of their essays begin with that moment. These young people were living, probing, and shifting their Muslim identities long before 9/11...I've heard it said that the second generation never asks the first about its story, but nearly all the essays in this book include long, intimate portrayals of Muslim family life, often going back generations. These young Muslims are constantly negotiating the differences between families for whom faith and culture were matters of hor and North America's youth culture, with its emphasis on questioning, exploring, and inventing one's own destiny. -from the Introduction by Eboo Patel In Growing Up Muslim, Andrew Garrod and Robert Kilkenny present fourteen personal essays by college students of the Muslim faith who are themselves immigrants or are the children of immigrants to the United States. In their essays, the students grapple with matters of ethnicity, religious prejudice and misunderstanding, and what is termed Islamophobia. The fact of 9/11 and subsequent surveillance and suspicion of Islamic Americans (particularly those hailing from the Middle East and the Asian Subcontinent) have had a profound effect on these students, their families, and their communities of origin.
- Author BiographyAndrew Garrod is Professor Emeritus of Education at Dartmouth College. He is coeditor of I Am Where I Come Frome:Native American College Students and Graduates Tell Their Life Stories;Growing Up Muslim: Muslim College Students in America Tell Their Life Stories, First Person, First Peoples: Native American College Graduates Tell Their Life Stories, Balancing Two Worlds: Asian American College Students Tell Their Life Stories, Mi Voz, Mi Vida: Latino College Students Tell Their Life Stories, and Mixed: Multiracial College Students Tell Their Life Stories, all from Cornell. Robert Kilkenny is Executive Director of the Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention.He is coeditor of I Am Where I Come From;Mixed; Mi Voz, Mi Vida; and Balancing Two Worlds, all from Cornell.
- PublisherCornell University Press
- Date of Publication14/03/2014
- SubjectPopular Culture & Media: General Interest
- Place of PublicationIthaca
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCornell University Press
- Weight314 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byAndrew Garrod,Robert Kilkenny
- Introduction byEboo Patel
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