Muslim Journeys – Our “American Stories” Titles!

web_banner_468x60

It’s that time! Like we mentioned last week, we’re the proud recipients of the “Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys” grant. Today we want to take a look at the titles included in Muslim Journey’s American Stories theme. Developed by Kambiz GhaneaBassiri of Reed College this theme looks at the history of Muslims in America:

While the large presence of Muslims in the United States dates to the 1960s, Muslims have been a part of the history of America since colonial times. American Muslims’ stories draw attention to ways in which people of varying religious, cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds interact to shape both their communities’ identities and our collective past…
History books often divide the world into a “modern West” and a “traditional Orient,” ignoring the history of Muslims in America. American Muslims’ stories fly in the face of that strict opposition of East and West. By virtue of being both American and Muslim, the stories listed here draw attention to the ways people of varying religious, cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds interact with one another to shape and reshape their individual lives and American society. As such, they open new vistas on the formation of Muslim and American identities in the modern world.

GhaneaBassiri also wrote an essay that further explains the theme of American Stories and summarizes the five titles that correspond with it:

This is a great collection of titles and all of them are located on the Muslim Journeys display by the Reference Desk. Come check one out!

Muslim Journeys American Stories

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s