The Development of Arab-American Identity
Looks at all aspects--political, religious, and social--of the Arab-American experience.
What do Arab-Americans think of traditional American values? How do they perceive their treatment as new immigrants? Have they been seriously alienated from the dominant culture? The Development of Arab-American Identity offers an account of the Arab-American experience from the early immigration to the present day. After the historical background has been set, the essays in this book deal with the struggle for religious, political, cultural, and social identity, all of which involve coping with unconscious and conscious stereotyping and marginalization of Arabs and Arab-Americans.
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". . . a revealing example of how Arab-Americans are studied and how they choose to represent themselves. . . . The Development of Arab-American Identity is certainly one of the best books of its kind. It is filled with useful articles which examine the Arab-American experience from interdisciplinary points of view."
--Arab Studies Quarterly
". . . provides a factual account of the Arab-American experience which scholars experienced in this field, as well as those who are new to it, will find useful."
--International Migration Review
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