Love Inshallah

Author: Nura Maznavi
Editor: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593764286
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This collection of essays highlights the experiences of American Muslim women as they search for love and happiness including a woman who falls in love online and must break the news to her conservative family and another woman who tries speed-dating. Original.

Salaam Love

Author: Ayesha Mattu
Editor: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807079766
Size: 20,72 MB
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From the editors of the groundbreaking anthology Love, InshAllah comes a provocative new exploration of the most intimate parts of Muslim men’s lives. Muslim men are stereotyped as either oversexed Casanovas willing to die for seventy-two virgins in heaven or controlling, big-bearded husbands ready to rampage at the hint of dishonor. The truth is, there are millions of Muslim men trying to figure out the complicated terrain of love, sex, and relationships just like any other American man. In Salaam, Love, Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi provide a space for American Muslim men to speak openly about their romantic lives, offering frank, funny, and insightful glimpses into their hearts—and bedrooms. The twenty-two writers come from a broad spectrum of ethnic, racial, and religious perspectives—including orthodox, cultural, and secular Muslims—reflecting the strength and diversity of their faith community and of America. By raising their voices to share stories of love and heartbreak, loyalty and betrayal, intimacy and insecurity, these Muslim men are leading the way for all men to recognize that being open and honest about their feelings is not only okay—it’s intimately connected to their lives and critical to their happiness and well-being.

By Any Media Necessary

Author: Henry Jenkins
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479874140
Size: 19,92 MB
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The participatory politics and civic engagement of youth in the digital age. Read Online at There is a widespread perception that the foundations of American democracy are dysfunctional, public trust in core institutions is eroding, and little is likely to emerge from traditional politics that will shift those conditions. Youth are often seen as emblematic of this crisis—frequently represented as uninterested in political life, ill-informed about current-affairs, and unwilling to register and vote. By Any Media Necessary offers a profoundly different picture of contemporary American youth. Young men and women are tapping into the potential of new forms of communication such as social media platforms, spreadable videos and memes, remixing the language of popular culture, and seeking to bring about political change—by any media necessary. In a series of case studies covering a diverse range of organizations, networks, and movements involving young people in the political process—from the Harry Potter Alliance which fights for human rights in the name of the popular fantasy franchise to immigration rights advocates using superheroes to dramatize their struggles—By Any Media Necessary examines the civic imagination at work. Before the world can change, people need the ability to imagine what alternatives might look like and identify paths by which change can be achieved. Exploring new forms of political activities and identities emerging from the practice of participatory culture, By Any Media Necessary reveals how these shifts in communication have unleashed a new political dynamism in American youth.

Expanding The Gaze

Author: Emily van der Meulen
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442628960
Size: 20,98 MB
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Expanding the Gaze is a collection of important new empirical and theoretical works that demonstrate the significance of the gendered dynamics of surveillance.

Lessons In Love

Author: Irving Karchmar
Editor: Bay Street Press
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These spiritual exercises and essays offer real life Lessons in Love for anyone following a spiritual path. Based on the Sufi Path of Love, they enhance the journey, and present a new idea of spiritual evolution.

What Is Veiling

Author: Sahar Amer
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469617765
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Ranging from simple head scarf to full-body burqa, the veil is worn by vast numbers of Muslim women around the world. What Is Veiling? explains one of the most visible, controversial, and least understood emblems of Islam. Sahar Amer's evenhanded approach is anchored in sharp cultural insight and rich historical context. Addressing the significance of veiling in the religious, cultural, political, and social lives of Muslims, past and present, she examines the complex roles the practice has played in history, religion, conservative and progressive perspectives, politics and regionalism, society and economics, feminism, fashion, and art. By highlighting the multiple meanings of veiling, the book decisively shows that the realities of the practice cannot be homogenized or oversimplified and extend well beyond the religious and political accounts that are overwhelmingly proclaimed both inside and outside Muslim-majority societies. Neither defending nor criticizing the practice, What Is Veiling? clarifies the voices of Muslim women who struggle to be heard and who, veiled or not, demand the right to live spiritual, personal, and public lives in dignity.

Written In The Stars

Author: Aisha Saeed
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698185927
Size: 13,99 MB
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This heart-wrenching novel explores what it is like to be thrust into an unwanted marriage. Has Naila’s fate been written in the stars? Or can she still make her own destiny? Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows up—but they will choose her husband. Following their cultural tradition, they will plan an arranged marriage for her. And until then, dating—even friendship with a boy—is forbidden. When Naila breaks their rule by falling in love with Saif, her parents are livid. Convinced she has forgotten who she truly is, they travel to Pakistan to visit relatives and explore their roots. But Naila’s vacation turns into a nightmare when she learns that plans have changed—her parents have found her a husband and they want her to marry him, now! Despite her greatest efforts, Naila is aghast to find herself cut off from everything and everyone she once knew. Her only hope of escape is Saif . . . if he can find her before it’s too late.

Empty Diversity In Muslim America

Author: Taneem Husain
Size: 14,69 MB
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This dissertation examines how contemporary popular texts produced by Muslim Americans present the binary between good and bad Muslim. By representing the lives of "ordinary Muslims," these texts reveal the complexities at work in the contemporary negotiation of diversity and inclusion. I argue that while Muslim Americans' ethnicities vary widely, this is of little consequence in U.S. culture and politics, which highlight Muslim religious affiliation over any other identity category. By unraveling this as a complex process of racialization, I argue that these Muslim American representations construct gender and sexuality to uphold constricted understandings of ethnic minority American identity, or what I term "empty diversity."

The Madwoman Of Bethlehem

Author: Rosine Nimeh-Mailloux
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It is 1957, Amal is an inmate of the “Bethlehem Oasis for Troubled Women,” having feigned insanity to avoid being put to death for the murder of her abusive husband. When attacked by a fellow inmate, Amal must confront her traumatic memories.