Craig Considine is a faculty member of the department of sociology at Rice University. He is author of many books including ABC-CLIO’s Muslims in America: Examining the Facts.
“Recommended. All readership levels.” – Choice
Islam is the most misunderstood and misrepresented religious tradition in the United States, depicted as an oppressive and violent political system and its followers as backward and “un-American.” The stereotypes about Islam and Muslims in the U.S. calls for a new sociological understanding that confronts the menacing bigotry and racism rising in the U.S. today.
Through an overview essay, chronology, and roughly 50 alphabetically arranged entries, this reference explores the intersection of Islam, Muslims, and American national identity. The primary focus is contemporary issues and developments relating to Islam in the U.S., but the entries also incorporate a fuller picture of Islam in general and Muslims worldwide. Included are entries on history, race and ethnicity, interfaith commonalities, politics, discrimination and hate, and national identity. The entries cite works for further reading, and the book closes with an annotated bibliography of the most important resources.
Choice 06/01/2020 (EAN 9781440866302, Hardcover)
Choice 06/01/2020 (EAN 9781440866319, Open Ebook)