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Author Mir, Shabana.

Title Muslim American women on campus : undergraduate social life and identity / Shabana Mir
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2014
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Summary "Shabana Mir's powerful ethnographic study of women on Washington, D.C., college campuses reveals that being a young female Muslim in post-9/11 America means experiencing double scrutiny--scrutiny from the Muslim community as well as from the dominant non-Muslim community. Muslim American Women on Campus illuminates the processes by which a group of ethnically diverse American college women, all identifying as Muslim and all raised in the United States, construct their identities during one of the most formative times in their lives"-- Provided by publisher
"Shabana Mir's powerful ethnographic study of women on Washington, D.C., college campuses reveals that being a young female Muslim in post-9/11 America means experiencing double scrutiny--scrutiny from the Muslim community as well as from the dominant non-Muslim community. Muslim American Women on Campus illuminates the processes by which a group of ethnically diverse American college women, all identifying as Muslim and all raised in the United States, construct their identities during one of the most formative times in their lives. Mir, an anthropologist of education, focuses on key leisure practices--drinking, dating, and fashion--to probe how Muslim American students adapt to campus life and build social networks that are seamlessly American, Muslim, and youthful. In this lively and highly accessible book, we hear the women's own often poignant voices as they articulate how they find spaces within campus culture as well as their Muslim student communities to grow and assert themselves as individuals, women, and Americans. Mir concludes, however, that institutions of higher learning continue to have much to learn about fostering religious diversity on campus"-- Provided by publisher
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Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Muslim women -- Conduct of life.
Muslim women -- United States -- Social life and customs.
Muslims -- United States -- Ethnic identity.
Women college students -- United States -- Conduct of life.
Women college students -- United States -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469610787
1469612615 (electronic bk.)
9781469610788
9781469612614 (electronic bk.)