Alumni Book: Mahwash Shoaib

Mahwash Shoaib (author and contributor)
Muslim American Hyphenations: Cultural Production and Hybridity in the Twenty-first Century
(Lexington Books, 2021)

image of book: Muslim American HyphenationsThe essays in Muslim American Hyphenations: Cultural Production and Hybridity in the Twenty-first Century contest the lack of nuance in the public debates about American Islam and reclaim a self-determined identity by 21st-century Muslim American writers, artists, and performers. Muslim American Hyphenations covers a wide spectrum of cultural representation based upon a shared religion that encompasses multiethnic and polylinguistic communities in the American landscape, challenging both the sacred-secular binary and the confines of multiculturalism. The contributors to this volume explore the codes of belonging in different American spheres, from transnational and local negotiations of immigrant and domestic Muslim Americans with nation, race, class, and gender, to the performance of faith in the creative manifestations of these identities. In their analyses, these scholars propose that Muslim American cultural productions provide an alternative space of dissensus and the utopian potentiality of connections with other minoritarian communities.

Shoaib received a Ph.D. in English in 2008 from the CUNY Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: AUG 18, 2021

Category: Alumni News | English