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Educating the Muslims of America$
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Yvonne Y Haddad, Farid Senzai, and Jane I Smith

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195375206

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375206.001.0001

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Screening Faith, Making Muslims: Islamic Media for Muslim American Children and the Politics of Identity Construction

Screening Faith, Making Muslims: Islamic Media for Muslim American Children and the Politics of Identity Construction

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(p.155) 7 Screening Faith, Making Muslims: Islamic Media for Muslim American Children and the Politics of Identity Construction
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Educating the Muslims of America
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Yasmin Moll

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375206.003.0008

This chapter addresses the phenomenon of Islamic media production for children in the United States. It analyzes eight video programs and animated pictures geared toward Muslim children between the ages of two and nine that were made approximately within the last decade. The programs are compared and contrasted in an effort to find recurring themes and images as well as pinpoint an underlying hegemonic articulation of Islamic ideals and traditions that is imperative to a particular construction of American Muslim identity. The chapter addresses the motivations underwriting the production of Islamic media as well as their substantive content. In addition, the underlying tensions found in these productions between the different “concentric” circles of identity that Muslims in America occupy as well the tensions between the different worlds (views) they have to negotiate on a daily basis (Islamic versus Western) are addressed.

Keywords:   media, Muslim American children, video programs, animated pictures, identity

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