[Pdf/E–pub] (Engaged Surrender: African American Women and Islam (George Gund Foundation Imprint in African American Studies)) by Carolyn Rouse

Engaged Surrender: African American Women and Islam (George Gund Foundation Imprint in African American Studies)

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One of the first studies That Examined The World Of examined the world of American Muslim women and did it from their view Carolyn Rouse spent a great deal of Commonly portrayed in the media as holding women in strict subordination and deference to men Islam is nonetheless attracting numerous converts among African American women Are these women The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, reproducing their oppression as it might seem Or does their adherence to theeligion suggest unsuspected subtleties and complexities in the elation of women especially black women to Islam Carolyn Rouse sought answers to these uestions among the women of sunni these uestions among the women of Sunni mosues in Los Angeles Her ichly textured study provides are insight. Ime among the women she interviewed thus the thoughtfulness of the title these women know what they are doing They are engaged in their surrender. Into the meaning of Islam for African American women; in particular Rouse shows how the teachings of Islam give these women a sense of power and control over interpretations of particular Rouse shows how the teachings of Islam give these women a sense of power and control over interpretations of family authority and obligations In Engaged Surrender Islam becomes a
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prism for clarifying the ole faith in contemporary black women's experience Through these women's stories Rouse *reveals how commitment to Islam efracts complex processes urbanization political and social *how commitment to Islam efracts complex processes urbanization political and social and deindustrialization that shape black li.
To their Lord and indeed that is who *they surrender to you will find their lives *surrender to You will find their lives complex than imagined it is a finely crafted scholarly work. Ves generally and black women's lives in particular Rather than focusing on traditional and deeply male ideas of autonomy and supremacy the book and the community of women it depicts emphasizes holistic notions of collective obligation personal humility and commitment to overarching codes of conduct and belief A much needed corrective to media portraits of Islam and the misconceptions they engender this engaged and engaging work offers an intimate in depth look into the vexed And Issues Of interlocking issues of gender and ac.