The papers in this special issue and the one preceding it have their roots in a panel titled "Ethnography, Misrepresentations of Islam, and Advocacy", which Timothy Daniels and I organized for the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. We were joined on this panel by Alisa Perkins, Katrina Thompson, Robert Hefner, and Yamil Avivi, where we all grappled with our struggles with the increasingly political nature of our work on Islam. Although we work in a variety of geographic regions, with diverse subjects, we all shared similar concerns regarding the complexity of accurately depicting the Muslim communities we study while challenging the anti-Muslim stereotypes that exist in popular culture and contemporary news media. At the same time, we did not wish to reify popular divisions between "good" and "bad" Muslims or inaccurately depict the lives of our research subjects in order to cater to that popular division.

Guest Editor:

Meryem F. Zaman

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Social Science Department

Borough of Manhattan Community College

City University of New York


Resisting Islamophobia

Nazreen Bacchus
Abstract 866 | PDF Downloads 150 | DOI

Page 1-26

Muslims at the American Vigil

Alisa Perkins
Abstract 319 | PDF Downloads 41 | DOI

Page 26-60

Blackamerican Muslim Scholars and Leaders in New York City

Timothy Patrick Daniels
Abstract 324 | PDF Downloads 81 | DOI

Page 61-88

Review Essay

A Question of Presence and Agency

Tammy Gaber
Abstract 454 | PDF Downloads 106 | DOI

Page 89-99

Book Reviews

Islam and World History

Vernon James Schubel
Abstract 447 | PDF Downloads 129 | DOI

Page 100-103

Modern Things on Trial

Omar Anchassi
Abstract 436 | PDF Downloads 85 | DOI

Page 104-107

Sharī‘a Scripts

Andre Gingrich
Abstract 271 | PDF Downloads 61 | DOI

Page 108-109

Islam without Europe

Bruce B. Lawrence
Abstract 372 | PDF Downloads 110 | DOI

Page 110-112

Faith and Resistance

Shirin Saeidi
Abstract 210 | PDF Downloads 68 | DOI

Page 113-116


Madiha Patel
Abstract 288 | PDF Downloads 94 | DOI

Page 117-119

Radical Love

Pim Valkenberg
Abstract 383 | PDF Downloads 91 | DOI

Page 119-121

Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society

Ossama Abdelgawwad
Abstract 333 | PDF Downloads 100 | DOI

Page 121-124

Images of the Prophet Muhammad in English Literature

Tauseef Ahmed Parray
Abstract 409 | PDF Downloads 109 | DOI

Page 125-128

Mediating Islam and Modernity

Owais Manzoor Dar
Abstract 445 | PDF Downloads 166 | DOI

Page 128-131


Guest Editorial

Guest Editorial

Meryem F. Zaman
Abstract 240 | PDF Downloads 88 | DOI

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