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Author LinkJackson, Sherman A.
Title LinkIslam and the Blackamerican : looking toward the third resurrection / Sherman A. Jackson.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2005.
Description viii, 235 p. ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-228) and index.
Contents Contents: Islam and Black religion -- The third resurrection and the ghost of Edward Wilmot Blyden -- Black orientalism -- Between Blackamerica, immigrant Islam and the dominant culture -- Blackamerican Islam between religion, nationalism, and spirituality.
Summary "Why has Islam spread among Blackamericans but not among white Americans or Hispanics? Thus far, no one has offered a convincing answer to this question. The assumption has been that there is an African connection, but the historical record does not bear this out. In Islam and the Blackamerican, Sherman Jackson offers a trenchant examination of the career of Islam among Blackamericans." "It is essential, Jackson contends, to preserve within Islam the legitimate aspects of Black Religion, in order to avoid what Stephen Carter calls the "domestication of religion," whereby religion is rendered incapable of resisting the state and the dominant culture. At the same time, Jackson insists that Blackamerican Muslims must reject an exclusive focus on the public square and the secular goal of subverting white supremacy (and Arab/immigrant supremacy) and develop a tradition of personal piety and spirituality attuned to distinctive Blackamerican needs and idiosyncrasies."--book jacket.
Subject LinkAfrican American Muslims -- History.
LinkAfrican Americans -- Religion.
LinkBlack nationalism -- United States -- History.
LinkAfrican Americans -- Race identity.
Subject LinkAfrican American Muslims.
LinkAfrican Americans -- Race identity.
LinkAfrican Americans -- Religion.
LinkBlack nationalism.
LinkUnited States.

System Number 000681540
ISBN Link019518081X (cloth : alk. paper)
Link9780195180817 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link9780199782383 (pbk.)
Link0199782385 (pbk.)

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