Africana Islamic Studies

Africana Islamic Studies

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Africana Islamic Studies highlights the diverse contributions that African Americans have made to the formation of Islam in the United States. It specifically focuses on the Nation of Islam and its patriarch Elijah Muhammad with regards to the African American Islamic experience. Contributors explore topics such as gender, education, politics, and sociology from the African American perspective on Islam. This volume offers a unique view of the longstanding Islamic discourse in the United States and its impact on the American cultural landscape.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 222 pages
  • 161 x 239 x 22mm | 508g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 9 Tables, unspecified
  • 0739173448
  • 9780739173442

Table of contents

Introduction, Abul Pitre Chapter 1. "Raising Her Voice": Writings by, for, and about Women in Muhammad Speaks Newspaper, 1961-1975, Bayyinah S. Jeffries Chapter 2. Take Two: Nation of Islam Women Fifty Years after Civil Rights, C. S'thembile West Chapter 3. Elijah Muhammad, Multicultural Education, Critical White Studies, and Critical Pedagogy, Abul Pitre Chapter 4. Bismillah-Message to the Blackman Revisited: Being and Power, Jinaki Abdullah Chapter 5. The Nation of Islam: A Historiography of Pan Africanist Thought and Intellectualism, James L. Conyers Jr. Chapter 6. Understanding Elijah Muhammad: An Intellectual Biography of Elijah Muhammad, Malachi Crawford Chapter 7. The Peculiar Institution: The Depiction of Slavery in Steven Barnes's Lion's Blood and Zulu Heart; Rebecca Hankins Chapter 8. Islam in the Africana Literary Tradition, Christel N. Temple Chapter 9. Martin L. King Jr. and Malcolm X, Charles Allen Chapter 10. Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam: Separatism, Regendering, and a Secular Approach to Black Power after Malcolm X (1965-1975), Ula Taylor Chapter 11. "My Malcolm": Self-Reliance and African American Cultural Expression, Toya Conston and Emile Koenig Chapter 12. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the Modernist and Minister Malcolm X the Postmodernist?: An Analysis of Perspectives and Justice, Kelly Jacobs
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Review quote

In Africana Islamic Studies, editors James L. Conyers and Abul Pitre have assembled a knowledgeable coterie of scholars on a diversity of issues pertinent to understanding Islam, both its domestic and global implications. I was reminded of Steven Barboza's American Jihad, and Africana Islamic Studies brings additional depth to the subject and expands the religion's historical importance via Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz). -- Herb Boyd, co-editor with Ilyasah Shabazz of The Diary of Malcolm X
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About Abul Pitre

James L. Conyers, Jr., is professor and director of the African American Studies Program and director of the Center of African American Culture at the University of Houston. Abul Pitre is professor and department head of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Prairie View A&M University.
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