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Title:Islam in black and brown: The making of Muslim communities, intra-faith relationships and diversity in East-Central Illinois
Author(s):Yusef, Tseleq Ahlef Isaiyah
Director of Research:Pak, Yoon
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Pak, Yoon
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Anderson, James; Span, Chris; Ali, Arshad
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educational Policy Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):African-American, Islam, Symbolic Power
Abstract:This project explores the origins of Muslim communities in East-Central Illinois with specific attention given to intra-faith relationships and diversity as experienced by African-American Muslim males. Employing an oral history methodology, this research explores the themes of identity, transitions, and diversity as narrated by the participants. Utilizing the theoretical framework of symbolic power to explore conceptions of “whiteness” while simultaneously addressing matters of privilege, and power, the accounts of the participants are placed in conversation with literature as well as concepts associated with symbolic power. Ultimately the findings of this research suggests that the differences among African-American Muslim and immigrant Muslim communities are byproducts of being fundamentally different in who they are historically, and culturally.
Issue Date:2018-04-20
Rights Information:Copyright 2018, Tseleq Yusef
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-09-04
Date Deposited:2018-05

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