American Medina
A Study of the Sunni Muslim Immigrant Communities in Chicago

By Garbi Schmidt
September, 1998 (Lund University / Almqvist & Wiksell International)
ISBN: 91-22-01814X
277 pages
$65.00 Paper Original



Sunni Muslims have immigrated to and lived in Chicago for more than a hundred years. This dissertation seeks, on basis of two periods of extended fieldwork, to provide a description of some activist strata of these religious communities. The description is framed by the portrayal of a number of Muslim institutions existing within the city and the interpretations of Islam that takes place within them.


Religion; History; Sociology
Lund Studies in History of Religions: Volume 8