Finding Mecca in America: How Islam Is Becoming an American by Mucahit Bilici

By Mucahit Bilici

The occasions of September 11 had a profound effect on American society, yet that they had an excellent extra lasting impression on Muslims residing within the usa. as soon as essentially invisible, they by surprise discovered themselves overexposed. through describing how Islam in the USA all started as an odd cultural item and is progressively sinking into familiarity, Finding Mecca in America illuminates the transforming into dating among Islam and American tradition as Muslims discover a place of birth in the US. wealthy in ethnographic element, the ebook is an up-close account of the way Islam takes its American shape.


In this booklet, Mucahit Bilici strains American Muslims’ development from outsiders to natives and from immigrants to voters. Drawing at the philosophies of Simmel and Heidegger, Bilici develops a unique sociological process and gives insights into the civil rights actions of Muslim american citizens, their expanding efforts at interfaith discussion, and the hot phenomenon of Muslim ethnic comedy. Theoretically refined, Finding Mecca in America is either a portrait of yank Islam and a groundbreaking learn of what it ability to believe at home.

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