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Islam and the Americas
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Together, the twelve essays challenge the typical view of Islam as timeless, predictable, and opposed to Western worldviews and value systems, showing how the religion continually engages with issues of culture, class, gender, and race.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Series page, Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Figures
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. 1. Introduction: A Storied Hemisphere
  2. Aisha Khan
  3. pp. 1-22
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  1. 2. Contours: Approaching Islam, Comparatively Speaking
  2. Aisha Khan
  3. pp. 23-46
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  1. Part I. Histories: Presence, Absence, Remaking
  2. pp. 47-48
  1. 3. “Oriental Hieroglyphics Understood Only by the Priesthood and a Chosen Few”: The Islamic Orientalism of White and Black Masons and Shriners
  2. Jacob S. Dorman
  3. pp. 49-68
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  1. 4. Locating Mecca: Religious and Political Discord in the Javanese Community in Pre-Independence Suriname
  2. Rosemarijn Hoefte
  3. pp. 69-91
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  1. 5. Fear of a Brown Planet: Pan-Islamism, Black Nationalism, and the Tribal Twenties
  2. Nathaniel Deutsch
  3. pp. 92-114
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  1. 6. Insha'Allah/Ojalá, Yes Yes Y’all: Puerto Ricans (Re)examining and (Re)imagining Their Identities through Islam and Hip Hop
  2. Omar Ramadan-Santiago
  3. pp. 115-138
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  1. Part II. Circulation of Identities, Politics of Belonging
  2. pp. 139-140
  1. 7. Between Terror and Transcendence: Global Narratives of Islam and the Political Scripts of Guadeloupe’s Indianité
  2. Yarimar Bonilla
  3. pp. 141-162
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  1. 8. The Politics of Conversion to Islam in Southern Mexico
  2. Sandra Cañas Cuevas
  3. pp. 163-185
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  1. 9. Bahamian and Brazilian Muslimahs: Struggle for Identity and Belonging
  2. Jerusa Ali
  3. pp. 186-214
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  1. Part III. Spatial Practices and the Trinidadian Landscape
  2. pp. 215-216
  1. 10. “Up Against a Wall”: Muslim Women’s Struggle to Reclaim Masjid Space in Trinidad and Tobago
  2. Rhoda Reddock
  3. pp. 217-248
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  1. 11. Democracy, Gender, and Indian Muslim Modernity in Trinidad
  2. Gabrielle Jamela Hosein
  3. pp. 249-268
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  1. 12. More Than Dawud and Jalut: Decriminalizing the Jamaat al Muslimeen and Madressa in Trinidad
  2. Jeanne P. Baptiste
  3. pp. 269-294
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  1. 13. Island Currents, Global Aesthetics: Islamic Iconography in Trinidad
  2. Patricia Mohammed
  3. pp. 295-326
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 327-330
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 331-350
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