Converting to Islam

Understanding the Experiences of White American Females

Authors: Guimond, Amy Melissa

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  • Contextualizes the experiences of white American women converts in a post-9/11 society
  • Offers future directions for the resolution of conflicts between American Muslims and other groups
  • Fills a void in a body of literature that focuses mainly on the experiences of immigrants to the US
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This text aims to discover the shared lived experiences of white American female converts to Islam in post- 9/11 America. It explores the increasingly hostile social climate faced by Muslim Americans, as well as the spiritual, social, physical, and mental integration of these women into the Muslim-American population. In the United States, rates of conversion to Islam are rapidly increasing—alongside Islamophobic sentiment and hate crimes against Muslims. For a period of time, there was a lull in this negative sentiment. However, in light of the Paris terror attacks, the increased prominence of ISIS/ISIL, and the influx of refugees from Syria, anti-Muslim rhetoric is once again on the rise. This volume analyzes how a singular collection of female converts have adapted to life in the United States in the shadow of 9/11. 

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Amy Melissa Guimond specializes in conflict analysis and resolution. She is passionate about equitable relationships and is committed to helping to eliminate prejudice and discrimination against marginalized groups.​

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Converting to Islam
Book Subtitle
Understanding the Experiences of White American Females
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54250-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54250-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54249-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85352-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 196
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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