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Being MuslimA Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam$
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Sylvia Chan-Malik

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781479850600

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479850600.001.0001

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Being Muslim Women

(p.1) Introduction
Being Muslim

Sylvia Chan-Malik

NYU Press

The introduction asks: How do we tell a story of Islam in the United States that foregrounds the lives and experiences of women of color throughout the 20th-21st centuries? The chapter asserts that Black American Muslim women are central to the history of Islam in the United States, and considers the lived experiences of being Muslim, as mediated by categories of race and gender. The chapter introduces the concepts of lived religion and the racial religious form to consider how Islam has existed in the U.S. cultural imaginary as both a lived experience and a racial and gendered trope. It argues U.S. Muslim women navigate Islam’s presence through a process of affective insurgency, in which they create their identities against existing cultural norms.

Keywords:   Women, Islam Muslim, African American, gender, feminism, Womanism, justice, Sonia Sanchez

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