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Representations: Print, Broadcast, and Electronic Media: North America
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Muslims in North America have migrated under very different historical conditions, from those accompanying Spanish conquistadors in the “discovery” of the New World, to slaves from Africa, and more recently, as immigrants, refugees, and migrants after the mid-twentieth century liberalization of immigration policies in both the United States and Canada. Muslims in North America have also come from very different national, racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds, and the social relations of class, gender, dis…

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Thobani, Sunera, “Representations: Print, Broadcast, and Electronic Media: North America”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0634c>
First published online: 2009



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