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Becoming American? The Forging of Arab and Muslim Identity in Pluralist America

By: Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck
Becoming American? The Forging of Arab and Muslim Identity in Pluralist America
Item # 41437
$19.95
Language: English
Hardcover with Dustcover

Countless generations of Arabs and Muslims have called the United States "home." Yet while diversity and pluralism continue to define contemporary America, many Muslims are viewed by their neighbors as painful reminders of conflict and violence. In this concise volume, renowned historian Yvonne Haddad argues that American Muslim identity is as uniquely American it is for as any other race, nationality, or religion.
"A must-read for all those interested in the development of Western Arab and Muslim communities."―Anthony McRoy, The Muslim World Book Review

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Language: English
Format: Hardcover with Dustcover | 130 pp
Publisher: Baylor University Press, Texas, 2011
Size: 14.5 x 22.5 cm
ISBN: 9781602584068
Topic: Ethnic Identity - Arab American and Muslim American
Countless generations of Arabs and Muslims have called the United States "home." Yet while diversity and pluralism continue to define contemporary America, many Muslims are viewed by their neighbors as painful reminders of conflict and violence. In this concise volume, renowned historian Yvonne Haddad argues that American Muslim identity is as uniquely American it is for as any other race, nationality, or religion.

Becoming American? first traces the history of Arab and Muslim immigration into Western society during the 19th and 20th centuries, revealing a two-fold disconnect between the cultures—America's unwillingness to accept these new communities at home and the activities of radical Islam abroad. Urging America to reconsider its tenets of religious pluralism, Haddad reveals that the public square has more than enough room to accommodate those values and ideals inherent in the moderate Islam flourishing throughout the country. In all, in remarkable, succinct fashion, Haddad prods readers to ask what it means to be truly American and paves the way forward for not only increased understanding but for forming a Muslim message that is capable of uplifting American society.

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