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Jessica Baldanzi and Hussein Rashid

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496827029

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496827029.001.0001

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Ms. Marvel is an Immigrant

Ms. Marvel is an Immigrant

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(p.47) Ms. Marvel is an Immigrant
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Ms. Marvel's America
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Hussein Rashid

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496827029.003.0004

Kamala Khan is often described as a Muslim superhero. But her official description mentions more than her religion: her family is​ ​from Pakistan, she is a teenager, and she is from New Jersey. She is a clearly a multi-identified individual, many facets of which put her in opposition to a conception of what it means to be American that is enshrined in the founding documents of the United States, which privilege race, class, and gender explicitly, and establish norms around religious belonging. The integration of a marginalized community to the cultural center is not unidirectional, but dialogic; both the center and the margin change. The mechanism for this change is the process of hybridity, but that process cannot be fully understood without an engagement with how the dominant society is marginalizing Khan’s various identifications, and how she is being written in response to that marginalization.

Keywords:   religious belonging, US immigration, race, hybridity, marginalization

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