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Suburban Islam

Justine Howe


Suburban Islam explores how American Muslims have created new kinds of religious communities, known as third spaces, to navigate political and social pressures after 9/11. This book examines how one Chicago community, the Mohammed Alexander Russell Webb Foundation (Webb), has responded to the demands of proving Islam’s compatibility with liberal democracy and embracing the commonalities of their Abrahamic faith. Through dynamic forms of ritual practice, such as leisure activities, devotional practices such as the mawlid, and communal reading of sacred texts, the Webb community offers an altern ... More

Keywords: American Islam, third space, religious pluralism, authority, tradition, citizenship, consumer culture, reading, Webb Foundation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190258870
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190258870.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Justine Howe, author
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Case Western Reserve University