Islam Is A Foreign Country

Author : Zareena Grewal
ISBN : 9781479800568
Genre : Religion
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In Islam Is a Foreign Country, Zareena Grewal explores some of the most pressing debates about and among American Muslims: what does it mean to be Muslim and American? Who has the authority to speak for Islam and to lead the stunningly diverse population of American Muslims? Do their ties to the larger Muslim world undermine their efforts to make Islam an American religion? Offering rich insights into these questions and more, Grewal follows the journeys of American Muslim youth who travel in global, underground Islamic networks. Devoutly religious and often politically disaffected, these young men and women are in search of a home for themselves and their tradition. Through their stories, Grewal captures the multiple directions of the global flows of people, practices, and ideas that connect U.S. mosques to the Muslim world. By examining the tension between American Muslims’ ambivalence toward the American mainstream and their desire to enter it, Grewal puts contemporary debates about Islam in the context of a long history of American racial and religious exclusions. Probing the competing obligations of American Muslims to the nation and to the umma (the global community of Muslim believers), Islam is a Foreign Country investigates the meaning of American citizenship and the place of Islam in a global age.
Category: Religion

America S Religions

Author : Peter W. Williams
ISBN : 9780252097706
Genre : Religion
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A classroom perennial and comprehensive guide, America's Religions lays out the background, beliefs, practices, and leaders of the nation's religious movements and denominations. The fourth edition, thoroughly revised and updated by Peter W. Williams, draws on the latest scholarship. In addition to reconsidering the history of America's mainline faiths, it delves into contemporary issues like religion's impact on politics and commerce; the increasingly high profile of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam; Mormonism's entry into the mainstream; and battles over gay marriage and ordination.
Category: Religion

African American

Author : Marilyn Halter
ISBN : 9780814760703
Genre : History
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African & American tells the story of the much overlooked experience of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United States during the last forty years. Interrogating the complex role of post-colonialism in the recent history of black America, Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson highlight the intricate patterns of emigrant work and family adaptation, the evolving global ties with Africa and Europe, and the translocal connections among the West African enclaves in the United States. Drawing on a rich variety of sources, including original interviews, personal narratives, cultural and historical analysis, and documentary and demographic evidence, African & American explores issues of cultural identity formation and socioeconomic incorporation among this new West African diaspora. Bringing the experiences of those of recent African ancestry from the periphery to the center of current debates in the fields of immigration, ethnic, and African American studies, Halter and Johnson examine the impact this community has had on the changing meaning of “African Americanness” and address the provocative question of whether West African immigrants are, indeed, becoming the newest African Americans.
Category: History

The Cultural Politics Of U S Immigration

Author : Leah Perry
ISBN : 9781479828777
Genre : Social Science
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In the 1980s, amid increasing immigration from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia, the circle of who was considered American seemed to broaden, reflecting the democratic gains made by racial minorities and women. Although this expanded circle was increasingly visible in the daily lives of Americans through TV shows, films, and popular news media, these gains were circumscribed by the discourse that certain immigrants, for instance single and working mothers, were feared, censured, or welcomed exclusively as laborers. In The Cultural Politics of U.S. Immigration, Leah Perry argues that 1980s immigration discourse in law and popular media was a crucial ingredient in the cohesion of the neoliberal idea of democracy. Blending critical legal analysis with a feminist media studies methodology over a range of sources, including legal documents, congressional debates, and popular media, such as Golden Girls, Who’s the Boss?, Scarface, and Mi Vida Loca, Perry shows how even while “multicultural” immigrants were embraced, they were at the same time disciplined through gendered discourses of respectability. Examining the relationship between law and culture, this book weaves questions of legal status and gender into existing discussions about race and ethnicity to revise our understanding of both neoliberalism and immigration.
Category: Social Science

American Foreign Policy Since Wwii 19th Edition

Author : Steven W. Hook
ISBN : 9781452226712
Genre : Political Science
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The classic text on American foreign policy, Hook and Spanier's book has long set the standard in guiding students through the complexities of the field. Giving students the historical context they need, the book allows them to truly grasp the functions and frequent dysfunctions of the nation's foreign policy agenda.
Category: Political Science

Der Untergang Des Morgenlandes

Author : Bernard Lewis
ISBN : 9783838757926
Genre : Social Science
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Die Probleme der islamischen Welt sind unübersehbar, ebenso deren Folgen für den Westen. Mit dieser provokanten Feststellung analysiert Beranard Lewis die historische Entwicklung des Orients - insbesondere des Osmanischen Reiches und seine Nachfolgestaaten: Die einstige Drehscheibe der Kultur, des Fortschritts und der Kunst verlor im Laufe der Geschichte ihre zivilisatorische Vormachtrolle gegenüber dem Westen und geriet in einen konfliktträchtigen Dualismus zwischen Tradition und Moderne. Das E-Book wendet sich an Leser und Leserinnen, die sich für Lösungsansätze der Krise zwischen der islamischen und der westlichen Welt interessieren: Themenfelder wie Wohlstand und Macht, soziale und kulturelle Schranken, Modernisierung und soziale Gleichheit, Säkularismus und Zivilgesellschaft. Zeit, Raum und Modernität sind die Leitfäden der Darstellung. Die Originalausgabe des Bandes aus der Feder des Princeton-Emeritus Lewis erschien unter dem Titel "What went wrong?".
Category: Social Science

Years Of Upheaval

Author : Raphael Israeli
ISBN : 9781412861908
Genre : Social Science
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Years of Upheaval discusses “Axial periods“ in history; years that witnessed such fundamental reversals in history as to make the world turn upside down and inaugurate a new era. Raphael Israeli sees the post-1989 period as such a period in Islam. He explores events in the Islamic world since the end of the 1980s, and during the 1990s and their aftermath, particularly following the Iranian Islamic Revolution, the Rushdie Affair, and the death of Khumeini. Israeli posits these events signaled a new age of Islamic violence and fundamentalism. The period has seen the dissipation of state borders and the rise of transnational and trans-territorial movements, such as ISIS, that have been extraordinarily attractive to young people in the Islamic world. The hopeful Arab Spring (2010–2013) has been replaced by a threatening Islamic winter. A number of major events shook the Muslim world on both the Asian and the African continents as well as peripheral Islamic minorities in Australia, Canada, and Latin America. Among them were the Islamic Bomb and the rise of radical Islamic movements—notably Hamas and Hizbullah—and the rift between Sunnites and Shiites. These and other momentous events in the Islamic world occasioned the “Arab Spring“ and produced unrest in a wide swath of the Muslim world. Even more importantly, these were forming trends that are characterizing the decades thereafter.
Category: Social Science

Building A Travel Risk Management Program

Author : Charles Brossman
ISBN : 9780128019382
Genre : Business & Economics
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Building a Travel Risk Management Program: Traveler Safety and Duty of Care for Any Organization helps business and security professionals effectively manage traveler risk by showing them how to build a complete travel risk program. While global corporate travel risks are increasing exponentially, many security and business managers are not well-versed in the rapidly changing global landscape of travel risk, nor do they fully realize the multitude of risks their companies face if they don’t comply with their legal obligations—“duty of care"—for protecting their employees from foreseeable harm, which can cost a company in the form of extensive fines, productivity loss, business interruptions, stock price loss, litigation, and even potential bankruptcy. This book is the first to bridge the gap between the topics of travel management, security, and risk management. It serves as a reference point for working with other departments, including human resources and legal, paving the way for better internal cooperation for travel managers and security managers. In addition, it helps organizations craft a travel risk management program for their unique needs that incorporates the most important policies and procedures that help them comply with legal obligations. Illustrates common mistakes that can have a devastating impact across the entire enterprise with real-world examples and case studies Includes testimonies from corporate travel risk security experts on best practices for meeting the constantly changing duty of care standard Presents best practices for reducing the risk of exposure and liability Offers models for effectively promoting and advocating for travel risk management programs within the organization Compares laws like the UK s “Corporate Manslaughter Act (considered one of the world’s most strict legislative standards) to similar laws around the world, showing how compliance requires constant supervision and process improvement
Category: Business & Economics

Dieses Mal Ist Alles Anders

Author : Carmen Reinhart
ISBN : 9783862484393
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 53.43 MB
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Dieses Mal ist alles anders, dieses Mal kann es gar nicht so schlimm werden wie beim letzten Mal. Denn dieses Mal steht die Wirtschaft auf soliden Füßen und außerdem gibt es diesmal viel bessere Kontrollmechanismen als beim letzten Mal. Wann immer es in der Geschichte der Menschheit zu Krisen kam, diese oder ähnliche Sätze waren jedes Mal zu hören. Doch was ist dran an derartigen Behauptungen? Nicht besonders viel, haben Kenneth Rogoff und Carmen Reinhart herausgefunden. In akribischer Arbeit haben die beiden Autoren die Finanzkrisen der letzen acht Jahrhunderte in über 66 Ländern analysiert. In sechs Abschnitten stellen Reinhart und Rogoff ihre Untersuchungsergebnisse vor, beginnend bei den zugrundeliegenden theoretischen Ansätzen. Darauf basieren die folgenden Kapitel, in denen Auslands- und Inlandsschuldenkrisen sowie Bankenkrisen abgehandelt werden. Der vierte Abschnitt widmet sich dann auch der US-Subprimekrise und zeigt eindrucksvoll die Parallelen zu den vorhergegangenen Kapiteln. Zum Schluss ziehen die beiden Autoren die Lehren aus ihrer Untersuchung und kommen zu dem Ergebnis: Es ist dieses Mal eben doch nicht anders.
Category: Business & Economics

Ulum Al Qur An

Author : Ahmad von Denffer
ISBN : 3981090802
Genre : Einführung - Wissenschaft - Koran
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Category: Einführung - Wissenschaft - Koran