Crescent Over Another Horizon

Crescent Over Another Horizon

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Muslims have been shaping the Americas and the Caribbean for more than five hundred years, yet this interplay is frequently overlooked or misconstrued. Brimming with revelations that synthesize area and ethnic studies, Crescent over Another Horizon presents a portrait of Islama€™s unity as it evolved through plural formulations of identity, power, and belonging. Offering a Latino American perspective on a wider Islamic world, the editors overturn the conventional perception of Muslim communities in the New World, arguing that their characterization as a€œminoritiesa€ obscures the interplay of ethnicity and religion that continues to foster transnational ties. Bringing together studies of Iberian colonists, enslaved Africans, indentured South Asians, migrant Arabs, and Latino and Latin American converts, the volume captures the power-laden processes at work in religious conversion or resistance. Throughout each analysisa€”spanning times of inquisition, conquest, repressive nationalism, and anti-terror security protocolsa€”the authors offer innovative frameworks to probe the ways in which racialized Islam has facilitated the building of new national identities while fostering a double-edged marginalization. The subjects of the essays transition from imperialism (with studies of morisco converts to Christianity, West African slave uprisings, and Muslim and Hindu South Asian indentured laborers in Dutch Suriname) to the contemporary Muslim presence in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Trinidad, completed by a timely examination of the United States, including Muslim communities in a€œHispanicizeda€ South Florida and the agency of Latina conversion. The result is a fresh perspective that opens new horizons for a vibrant range of fields.... %20designation%20reports%20updates/Masjid_Al- Ansar_Mosque.pdf. 21. ... Lisandro Perez, a€œRacialization among Cubans and Cuban Americans, a€ in How the United States Racializes Latinos, edited by Cobas, Duany, and Feagin, 142.

Title:Crescent Over Another Horizon
Author:Maria del Mar Logroño Narbona, Paulo G. Pinto, John Tofik Karam
Publisher:University of Texas Press - 2015-09-15


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