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- DescriptionAlthough Islam and integration are frequently seen as antithetical concepts in much of Europe, the Muslims of the Indian sub-continent in the USA are an example of a population who have succeeded. This is in great measure due to their high levels of education and ecomic success, which make them one of the most prosperous mirities in America. Now brought into sharp focus by the events of 11 September 2001 in New York, this study examines the regrouping of the religious community and the reinvention of group identity in first and second-generation immigrants. By transplanting many of their institutions to the US (particularly in New York), Muslim immigrants succeeded in establishing their presence in the American landscape without arousing significant concern in the host community. This study emphasizes that in spite of the stereotypes attached to Islam - which are as loaded in America as in Europe, and periodically incite reactions from the Muslims - the religion of Islam can actually play a stabilizing role in the same way that other mirity religions (tably Catholicism and Judaism and more recently Hinduism) have done, and that Islam does t seem to compromise the ability of immigrants to participate in American society.
- Author BiographyAminah Mohammad-Arif is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre d'Etudes de l'Inde et de l'Asie de Sud (CNRS/EHESS, Paris); she also teaches at the Institut des Langues et Civilisations Orientales.
- Author(s)Amminah Mohammad-Arif
- PublisherAnthem Press
- Date of Publication25/09/2002
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Series TitleAnthem South Asian Studies
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAnthem Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight454 g
- Width155 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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