Islam: An American Religion by Nadia MarzoukiIslam: An American Religion by Nadia Marzouki

Islam: An American Religion

byNadia MarzoukiForeword byOlivier RoyTranslated byC. Jon Delogu

Hardcover | April 4, 2017

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Islam: An American Religion demonstrates how Islam as formed in the United States has become an American religion in a double sense-first through the strategies of recognition adopted by Muslims and second through the performance of Islam as a faith.

Nadia Marzouki investigates how Islam has become so contentious in American politics. Focusing on the period from 2008 to 2013, she revisits the uproar over the construction of mosques, legal disputes around the prohibition of Islamic law, and the overseas promotion of religious freedom. She argues that public controversies over Islam in the United States primarily reflect the American public's profound divisions and ambivalence toward freedom of speech and the legitimacy of liberal secular democracy.

Nadia Marzouki is a research fellow at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in Paris. She is the coeditor, with Olivier Roy, of Religious Conversions in the Mediterranean World (2013) and, with Duncan McDonnell and Olivier Roy, of Saving the People: How Populist Parties Hijack Religion (2016).
Title:Islam: An American ReligionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pagesPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231176805

ISBN - 13:9780231176804

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Table of Contents

Foreword, by Olivier RoyAcknowledgmentsIntroduction to the American Edition: A Euro-American Debate Over IslamIntroduction1. Muslim Americans: A Religious Minority Like Any Other?2. The Mosque Controversies: Moral Offense and Religious Liberty3. The Anti-Sharia Movement4. The Face of Anti-Muslim Populism5. Forcing the First Amendment: American Exporting of Religious FreedomConclusionNotesSelected BibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

For the past three decades, Americans have been thinking about Islam and Muslims to enact policies related to immigration, national security, citizenship, cultural belonging, and international relations. Marzouki astutely asks how this has affected public discourse and the politics of religion in the contemporary United States. Her answers are refreshingly nuanced, empirically and theoretically grounded, and global in their scope. This is a timely and immensely thought-provoking book.