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Claiming Belonging: Muslim American Advocacy in an Era of Islamophobia

Emily Cury


This book dives deep into the lives of Muslim American advocacy groups in the post-9/11 era, asking how they form and function within their broader community in a world marked by Islamophobia. Bias incidents against Muslim Americans reached unprecedented levels a few short years ago, and many groups responded through action — organizing on the national level to become increasingly visible, engaged, and assertive. This book draws on more than four years of participant observation and interviews to examine how Muslim American organizations have sought to access and influence the public square an ... More

Keywords: Muslim American advocacy, advocacy groups, Islamophobia, Muslim American organizations, policy advocacy, Muslim American identity, American minority groups, American political life, Muslims

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501753596
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501753596.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily Cury, author
Pine Manor College