Family: Modern Islamic Discourses: United States
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It is helpful to characterize Islamic discourses on family in the United States by distinguishing four social constellations: early migration followed by adaptation; the rise of African-American Islam; the developments attending the feminist agenda; and the reactions to the rise of Islamism (fundamentalism). While e…

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Waugh, Earle, “Family: Modern Islamic Discourses: United States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2009

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