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Islam and the African American Experience

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dc.contributor.advisor Kurtz, Lester R. Alnassar, Abdullah
dc.creator Alnassar, Abdullah 2013-04-02 2013-12-03T18:35:34Z NO_RESTRICTION en_US 2013-12-03T18:35:34Z 2013-12-03
dc.description.abstract The conversion of African-American men to Islam , has been taking place for many generations. But why are African-Americans, now experiencing a more assimilated position within American society with the second-term presidency of President Barack Obama, choosing Islam, increasingly marginalized in American culture? This thesis not only explores the motivation for this conversion, but also how it affects the converts’ identity and how they place themselves within the broader American landscape. Interviews with African-American men demonstrate a mixture of spiritual fulfillment, historical acknowledgement of Islam and a renewed sense of personal, as well as, group identity within the United States.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Islam in America en_US
dc.subject becoming Muslim en_US
dc.subject Muslim converts en_US
dc.subject Black Muslims en_US
dc.subject African American Muslims en_US
dc.subject Muslim reverts en_US
dc.title Islam and the African American Experience en_US
dc.type Thesis en Master of Arts in Sociology en_US Master's en Sociology en George Mason University en

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