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Cities: Urban Identities: North America
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Urban areas reshape relations in time and space, expand in size, and represent a diversity of cultures. Urban identity refers to the relations one has to the urban area in which one lives, and among Muslims varies depending on whether or not one is an immigrant, as well as the character of the urban environment. Urban identity in North America depends on each city's historical development, as well as its immigration patterns. The interplay between urban areas, race/ethnicity, gender, and Islam are also influential. Urban identities are not fixed, b…

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Ajrouch, Kristine J., “Cities: Urban Identities: North America”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0216c>
First published online: 2009

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