Lone Star Muslims: Transnational Lives and the South Asian Experience in Texas

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INDEX
Aga Khan III, 84, 223–224n 30; and civic engagements and community service, 84–85; pronouncements of, 84, 88; and Shia Ismaili spiritual leadership, 84
Al-Fatiha, 142, 149–150
Alliance building: and class, 80, 207–208; interfaith, 168, 171–172, 206; “politics of solidarity,” 207–208; and “proletarian solidarity,” 207–208. See also Race
American dream: ideologies of, 218n36, 222n10; residential patterns, 72–73; and Shia Ismailis, 6, 8, 18–19, 61, 62, 68, 70, 73, 77, 85, 93–94; and working poor and working class, 120–124. See also Model minority
Anthropology of mass media, 15–17
Anti-Muslim hate and bias crimes, 4–5, 15, 54, 166–169,179–180; and “crimes of passion,” 4; and Pakistani radio programs, 167, 179–181; and racism, 3, 4–5, 15, 197– 198. See also Islamophobia
Asian American Studies, 9, 212–213
Asiatic Barred Zone Act (1917 U.S. Immigration Act), 69
Bollywood cinema, 58, 65; and homosociality, 134–135, 226n12, 226–227n14; and longdistance Pakistani nationalism, 200–201; and Pakistani DVD and video stores (Houston), 95, 108; and Pakistani radio programs, 196–197, 200–201; representations of Pakistan in, 231n14
Car culture: and African American employment patterns, 41–42; automobile-oil nexus, 36–37; and edge cities, 44; and highway expansion, 43, 55; in Houston, 11, 43–44, 56, 105, 129; and Pakistani radio, 17
Citizenship, 11–12, 20, 82; and Bhagat Singh Thind argument for shared Aryan heritage, 82. See also Cultural citizenship; Flexible citizenship
Class: and Hurricane Katrina, 53; and Pakistani radio, 190–191; and regimes of U.S. labor flows, 2, 32, 69, 78–79; and the South Asian Muslim American experience, 6, 45, 74, 120, 125, 129–130; and urban development, 33, 40–42, 55. See also Alliance building; Environmental racism; Working class and working poor
Community: Ahmadiya, 8, 25, 191; gay Muslim American, 28, 125–126, 139–146, 149; imagined, 5, 11; Mexican, 47; Muslim ummah, 9, 13–14, 25, 97, 122, 125, 160–161; Pakistani Muslim American, 3, 6–10, 30–31, 33, 35, 50, 54, 101, 105, 113, 178, 189, 191; and Shia Ismaili, 67–68, 83–85, 89–93; South Asian diasporic, 10, 186–189; and transnational revivalist movements, 13–14, 140. See also Aga Khan III; Community activists; Pakistani radio programs in Houston
Community activists: and interfaith engagements, 170–171, 206; narratives of, 7, 169–173, 191–192
Counterpublics, 228n28; and Muslim American gay men, 124, 142, 149–150
Cultural citizenship: Chinese New Year, 211; and Cinco de Mayo, 211–212, 229n11; and Japanese Nisei Week Festival, 211; post9/11, 157–158; 161, 166, 172, 173–175, 176. See also Pakistan Independence Day Festival; Pakistani radio programs in Houston
Diasporic place-making, 7–8, 17–18, 27, 103, 110; and gender, 181–192; and neoliberal capitalism, 18–19; and Pakistan Independence Day Festival, 8, 17–18, 155, 160; Pakistani radio programs, 8, 17–18; and translocality, 54, 58. See also Houston

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