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Lone Star Muslims: Transnational Lives and the South Asian Experience in Texas

Ahmed Afzal


This book offers an engaging and insightful look at contemporary Muslim American life in Texas. It illuminates the dynamics of the Pakistani Muslim community in Houston, a city with one of the largest Muslim populations in the south and southwestern United States. Drawing on interviews and participant observation, the book explores everyday Muslim lives at the intersection of race, class, profession, gender, sexuality, and religious sectarian affiliation to demonstrate the complexity of the South Asian experience. It incorporates narratives of gay Muslim American men of Pakistani descent, coun ... More

Keywords: Muslim American life, Texas, Pakistani Muslim community, gay Muslim men, transnational Islam, Shia Ismaili Muslim, Muslim Americans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781479855346
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479855346.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ahmed Afzal, author