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Yemeni Women, Civic Purdah, and Private/Public Divides

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/9781479828012.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes how Yemeni American women’s everyday space-making practices in Hamtramck blur the lines between public and private, complicating mainstream modes of organizing space and ... More


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


Arab American Women and the Arab Spring: An Interview with Summer Nasser

Emily Regan Wills

in Women Rising: In and Beyond the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479846641
eISBN:
9781479856961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479846641.003.0041
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

By means of an interview with a young female Yemeni American activist, Summer Nasser, Emily Regan Wills highlights how the diaspora communities influenced the politics of the Arab Spring. Summer ... 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


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


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