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Family: Modern Islamic Discourses: United States
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It is helpful to characterize Islamic discourses on family in the United States by distinguishing four social constellations: early migration followed by adaptation; the rise of African-American Islam; the developments attending the feminist agenda; and the reactions to the rise of Islamism (fundamentalism). While each has…

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Waugh, Earle, “Family: Modern Islamic Discourses: United States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0079e>
First published online: 2009

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