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New Perspectives on the Nation of Islam (Hardcover)
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New Perspectives on the Nation of Islam contributes to the ongoing dialogue about the nature and influence of the Nation of Islam, bringing fresh insights to areas that have previously been overlooked in the scholarship of Elijah Muhammad’s NOI, the Imam W.D. Mohammed community and Louis Farrakhan’s Resurrected NOI. Bringing together contributions that explore the formation, practices, and influence of the NOI, this volume problematizes the history of the NOI, its theology, and relationships between the NOI and other religious movements. Contributors offer diverse perspectives on the NOI, making connections between the ideology of the NOI and gender, dietary restrictions and foodways, the internationalization of the movement, and the civil rights movement. This book provides a state-of-the-art overview of current scholarship on the Nation of Islam, and will be relevant to scholars of American religion and history, Islamic studies, and African American Studies.