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Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada : Culture, Politics, and Self (Paperback)

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edited with an introduction by Nurjehan Aziz The contributors to this volume examine, from different perspectives, the relevance of an Islamic identity in Canada. Does an Islamic identity make sense in a secular country? What does it encompass? How does it relate to national, racial, and ethnic identities? Doesn't it draw a curtain between itself and the rest of a secular nation? Does not this identity in fact give rise to the perception of the Muslim as the Other and to suspicions of non-patriotism, subversion, etc. Is there really a single Islamic culture? Doesn't Islamic identity necessarily erase historical memory and culture? Shouldn't religious faith be something private, in a secular country, in the sense that we don't ask our neighbours or workmates what faith they belong to? CONTRIBUTORS: Mohamed Alibhai (PhD Harvard, former editor Islam in America); Karim H Karim (Carleton University); Monia Mazigh (author, Mirrors and Mirages); Asma Sayed (MacEwan University), Haroon Siddiqui (The Toronto Star), Sunera Thobani (University of British Columbia), and others.
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Social Science, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Islam / General, Anthropology / Cultural
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Utp Distribution
Language: English
Street Date: November 4, 2015
TCIN: 50504726
UPC: 9781927494653
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-6297
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