For Sylvia Chan-Malik, Muslim womanhood is developed via daily and embodied acts of resistance, what she calls affective insurgency. In negotiating the histories of anti-Blackness, U.S. imperialism, and women’s rights of the 20th and twenty-first centuries, Being Muslim explores how U.S. Muslim women’s identities are expressions of Islam as either Black protest faith and common religion culture. via archival pictures, cultural texts, renowned media, and interviews, the writer maps how groups of yankee Islam grew to become websites of defense, help, spirituality, and social activism, and the way girls of colour have been principal to their formation. via accounting for American Islam’s wealthy histories of mobilization and group, Being Muslim brings perception to the resistance that every one Muslim ladies needs to have interaction within the post-9/11 United States.
From the tales that she gathers, Chan-Malik demonstrates the range and similarities of Black, Arab, South Asian, Latina, and multiracial Muslim girls, and the way American understandings of Islam have shifted opposed to the evolution of U.S. white nationalism during the last century. In borrowing from the lineages of Black and women-of-color feminism, Chan-Malik deals us a brand new vocabulary for U.S. Muslim feminism, one who is as aware of race, gender, sexuality, and kingdom, because it is quarter and religion.
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