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Islam in the Hinterlands: Muslim Cultural Politics in Canada [Hardcover]

Jasmin Zine

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April 20 2012

Muslim communities have become increasingly salient in the social, cultural, and political landscape in Canada largely due to the aftermath of 9/11 and the racial politics of the ongoing “war on terror” that have cast Muslims as the new “enemy within.” Featuring some of Canada’s top Muslim Studies scholars, Islam in the Hinterlands examines how gender, public policy, media, and education shape the Muslim experience in Canada. A timely volume addressing some of the most hotly contested issues in recent cultural history, it will be essential reading for academics as well as general readers interested in Islamic studies, multiculturalism, and social justice.


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I cannot think of a religious community more in need of study than Canadian Muslims, who have, until now, received scant scholarly attention. This book examines the hybridity of Canadian Islam, and discusses the various ways in which Muslims have, and have not, adapted to their contexts. Timely and cutting-edge, it will be of great interest to students and scholars of religion, sociology, and anthropology, as well as cultural, legal, and gender studies. - Amir Hussain, Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Religion --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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A cutting-edge book confronting one of the most contested issues in Canada’s recent cultural history, Islam in the Hinterlands kick-starts the conversation about contemporary Muslim Canadians’ struggle for political equality.

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