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The Making of a Muslim American City: The Histories of African Americans, Poles, and Muslims in Hamtramck

Alisa Perkins

in Muslim American City: Gender and Religion in Metro Detroit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479828012
eISBN:
9781479877218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828012.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter situates the rising prominence of Bangladeshi and Yemeni Americans in Hamtramck within an account of the city’s development since its founding as a township in 1798. Beginning with a ... More


Bangladeshi Women and Gender Boundaries

Alisa Perkins

in Muslim American City: Gender and Religion in Metro Detroit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479828012
eISBN:
9781479877218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828012.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes how Bangladeshi American women and teenage girls in Hamtramck renegotiate conceptualizations of the public-private divide through ongoing interpretive and explorative spatial ... More


Muslim American City: Gender and Religion in Metro Detroit

Alisa Perkins

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479828012
eISBN:
9781479877218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828012.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Muslim American City studies how Muslim Americans test the boundaries of American pluralism as a model for secular inclusion. This ethnographic work focuses on the perspectives of both Muslims and ... More


Gender, Space, and Muslim American Women

Alisa Perkins

in Muslim American City: Gender and Religion in Metro Detroit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479828012
eISBN:
9781479877218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828012.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes how Yemeni and Bangladeshi American women and teenage girls in Hamtramck establish a particular type of gender organization—what I call “civic purdah”—across a variety of ... More


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