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Title:Is the second generation of Muslim Americans satisfied with the way they practice Islam in the US?
Author(s):Barabanova, Alexandra
Religious Practice
Second Generation
Abstract:In my research paper I asked if second generation Muslim American freshmen that moved away from their parents’ homes for the first time to go to college were satisfied with the way they practice Islam on UIUC campus. I interviewed second-generation Muslim Americans freshmen on the UIUC campus that live in the dormitories, both male and female, independent of the country of origin. I looked at what extent they practice Islam and how important the religion is to them. I also explored if the campus offers enough resources to practice Islam.
Issue Date:2012-01
Course / Semester:AAS 258, Fall 2011
Junaid Rana, Instructor
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-11-02

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    This collection examines ways in which the U.S. university and the American college experience are affected by diversity, and difference. In particular, these student projects examine experiences of diversity on campus, including important contemporary social, cultural, and political debates on equity and access to university resources.

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