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By Mucahit Bilici

The occasions of 11th of September had a profound impression on American society, yet that they had a fair extra lasting influence on Muslims residing within the usa. as soon as virtually invisible, they without warning discovered themselves overexposed. via describing how Islam in the US begun as a wierd cultural item and is steadily sinking into familiarity, Finding Mecca in America illuminates the turning out to be dating among Islam and American tradition as Muslims discover a place of birth in the USA. wealthy in ethnographic element, the e-book is an up-close account of ways Islam takes its American shape.

 

In this publication, Mucahit Bilici strains American Muslims’ development from outsiders to natives and from immigrants to electorate. Drawing at the philosophies of Simmel and Heidegger, Bilici develops a unique sociological strategy and provides insights into the civil rights actions of Muslim americans, their expanding efforts at interfaith discussion, and the hot phenomenon of Muslim ethnic comedy. Theoretically subtle, Finding Mecca in America is either a portrait of yankee Islam and a groundbreaking examine of what it capability to believe at home.

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By Mucahit Bilici

The occasions of 11th of September had a profound impression on American society, yet that they had a fair extra lasting influence on Muslims residing within the usa. as soon as virtually invisible, they without warning discovered themselves overexposed. via describing how Islam in the US begun as a wierd cultural item and is steadily sinking into familiarity, Finding Mecca in America illuminates the turning out to be dating among Islam and American tradition as Muslims discover a place of birth in the USA. wealthy in ethnographic element, the e-book is an up-close account of ways Islam takes its American shape.

 

In this publication, Mucahit Bilici strains American Muslims’ development from outsiders to natives and from immigrants to electorate. Drawing at the philosophies of Simmel and Heidegger, Bilici develops a unique sociological strategy and provides insights into the civil rights actions of Muslim americans, their expanding efforts at interfaith discussion, and the hot phenomenon of Muslim ethnic comedy. Theoretically subtle, Finding Mecca in America is either a portrait of yankee Islam and a groundbreaking examine of what it capability to believe at home.

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