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by Mucahit Bilici

  • Author: Mucahit Bilici
  • ISBN: 0226049566
  • ISBN13: 978-0226049564
  • ePub: 1131 kb | FB2: 1331 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Islam
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (December 18, 2012)
  • Pages: 272
  • Rating: 4.2/5
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Finding Mecca in America: How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion ePub download

Mucahit Bilici is assistant professor of sociology at John Jay College, City University of New York.

Mucahit Bilici is assistant professor of sociology at John Jay College, City University of New York.

Mucahit Bilici demonstrates how wanting these arguments are. Finding Mecca in America takes us into the . Finding Mecca in America takes us into the uncharted territory of what it is actually like to be Muslim immigrants in the United States. I am especially impressed by the study’s theoretical depth and empirical insights. Robert Wuthnow author of America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity). Finding Mecca in America weaves social theory and concrete ethnography into a significant contribution on Muslims in the United States, illuminating broader questions about the integration of minority and immigrant groups along the way. This is an important work and a joy to read.

In this book, Mucahit Bilici traces American Muslims’ progress from outsiders to natives and from immigrants to. .Once practically invisible, they suddenly found themselves overexposed.

In this book, Mucahit Bilici traces American Muslims’ progress from outsiders to natives and from immigrants to citizens. By describing how Islam in America began as a strange cultural object and is gradually sinking into familiarity, Finding Mecca in America illuminates the growing relationship between Islam and American culture as Muslims find a homeland in America. In this book, Mucahit Bilici traces American Muslims’ progress from outsiders to natives and from immigrants to citizens.

Finding Mecca in America book. In this book, Mucahit Bilici traces American Muslims' progress from outsiders to natives and from immigrants to citizens. Drawing on the philosophies of Simmel and Heidegger, Bilici develops a novel sociological approach and offers insights into the civil rights activities of Muslim Americans, their increasing efforts at interfaith dialogue, and the recent phenomenon of Muslim ethnic comedy.

Mucahit Bilici is an American Muslim sociologist and the author of Finding Mecca in America: How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion (University of Chicago Press, 2012). He is associate professor of sociology at John Jay College, City University of New York and CUNY Graduate Center. Book: Finding Mecca in America: How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

Books about American Islam tend to fall into a few categories. What is remarkable about Mucahit Bilici’s new book is how it manages to combine all of these genres. There is the autobiographical reflection without a lot of theory or careful empirical calibration. There is the highbrow theory that depends on others’ empirical work. There is also the classic y part of a dissertation-that tells us all about a certain mosque, neighborhood, or school. His autobiographical reflections are situated within careful ethnographic work. Theoretically sophisticated, Finding Mecca in America is both a portrait of American Islam and a groundbreaking study of what it means to feel at home.

In this book, Mucahit Bilici traces American Muslims’ progress from . PART TWO Citizenship Practices. Mucahit Bilici demonstrates how wanting these arguments are.

of American values and culture, Bilici comes to a conclusion that Islam. and America have become enmeshed and that Islam has become an Amer-. America is no more a strange land but a home for Muslims. Needless to say, Finding Mecca in America is an exceptional study of. Islam and Muslims in America.

The events of 9/11 had a profound impact on American society, but they had an even more lasting effect on Muslims living in the United States. Once practically invisible, they suddenly found themselves overexposed. By describing how Islam in America began as a strange cultural object and is gradually sinking into familiarity, Finding Mecca in America illuminates the growing relationship between Islam and American culture as Muslims find a homeland in America. Rich in ethnographic detail, the book is an up-close account of how Islam takes its American shape.