This course examines Muslim communities in different Western countries (i.e., Europe, North America, Australia). Attention will be given to the long history of such communities, addressing key issues like (1) the legacy of Muslim conquests in the Iberian Peninsula and Southeastern Europe (2) Muslims brought to the Americas in the transatlantic slave trade (3) social exchanges resulting from the post-fifteenth century European colonization of Muslim lands. Attention will also be given to issues raised by Muslim communities in the contemporary West, including (1) Western state policies towards Islam (2) Muslim migration and (non)integration in Western societies (3) the dynamics of race and class among Western Muslim communities (4) the dynamics of gender and sexuality among Western Muslim communities (5) terrorism and security (6) the impact of Islam upon Western understandings of liberalism, religion, secularism, and white identity. Students will examine these issues through ethnographic and historical case studies.
Course Attributes: EN HBU ISAS HUMFA HUMAR HUMUC CD
Section 01Topics in Islam
INSTRUCTOR: NakissaView Course Listing