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Muslim American City: Gender and Religion in Metro Detroit

Alisa Perkins


Muslim American City studies how Muslim Americans test the boundaries of American pluralism as a model for secular inclusion. This ethnographic work focuses on the perspectives of both Muslims and non-Muslims in Hamtramck, Michigan, a small city situated within the larger metro Detroit region that has one of the highest concentrations of Muslim residents of any US city. Once famous as a center of Polish American life, Hamtramck’s now has a population that is at least 40 percent Muslim. Drawing attention to Muslim American expressions of religious and cultural identity in civic life—particularl ... More

Keywords: Muslim Americans, pluralism, secular, citizenship, space-making, gender, Yemeni American, Bangladeshi American, African American, public space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479828012
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479828012.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alisa Perkins, author
Western Michigan University