Race, Religion, and Reinscription: The Paradoxes and Potentials of the Study of Islam in America

A Review Essay

  • William E.B. Sherman University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Keywords Islam in America, Islamophobia, race and religion, hip hop, Muslim Americans, racism, teenagers

Abstract

A review essay on the recent works of Erik Love, Islamophobia and Racism in America (New York: New York University Press, 2017); John O'Brien, Keeping it Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017); and Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States (New York: New York University Press, 2017).

Author Biography

William E.B. Sherman, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

William E. B. Sherman (B.A., Stanford University; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Stanford University) joined the Department of Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte  in fall of 2017. His research approaches the history and literature of Muslim societies with a particular focus upon premodern South and Central Asia. His research engages the imagination of language and revelation in premodern Islamic culture. In addition to his interests in the linguistic imagination of Islamic literatures, he also researches and teaches on issues of apocalypticism, hagiography, theory and method in the study of religion, missionary movements in South Asia, and Islam in America. 

 

 

Cover image is of American rapper Rakim performing in Germany in 1998. Image source available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rakim-02-mika.jpg. 

Published
2018-07-24
How to Cite
SHERMAN, William E.B.. Race, Religion, and Reinscription: The Paradoxes and Potentials of the Study of Islam in America. Mashriq&Mahjar, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, july 2018. ISSN 2169-4435. Available at: <https://lebanesestudies.ojs.chass.ncsu.edu/index.php/mashriq/article/view/173>. Date accessed: 11 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.24847/55i2018.173.