Kaplan, Hasan
June 2007
Ekev Academic Review;Summer2007, Vol. 11 Issue 32, p1
Academic Journal
This paper discusses the emerging challenges that immigrant Muslim community faces in the United States. Among several difficulties, issue of identity and integration of second-generation into American mainstream appears to be the most important one. This article approaches these problems through the lenses of Erik Erikson's psychosocial theory. And it argues that identity crisis that children of Muslim immigrant experience can bring about a unique American Muslim identity synthesizing Islamic and American values. They may be able to forge within themselves out of the existential requirements of adolescent existence a solution that has eluded their parents and traditional religious scholars.


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