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Shabana Mir

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469610788

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469610801_Mir

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Muslim American Women on Campus
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Shabana Mir

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610788.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the book's main themes and methodology. The book is an ethnographic study of Muslim American undergraduate women on U.S. college campuses. It is based on a research study of Muslim American women undergraduates at Georgetown and George Washington Universities in Washington, D.C. It examines the following: Muslim American women's struggles on university campuses to pursue religious authenticity while being “normal” Americans/women/youth; the majority of Americans' Orientalist stereotyping of Muslims; how Orientalist images constitute a pervasive presence in Muslim American women's own identity constructions; campus social and leisure culture; and the flawed pluralism in America and American campus culture.

Keywords:   female college students, Muslim women, American campus culture, pluralism, social culture, leisure culture

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