Arab in America

Author: Toufic El Rassi

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867196733

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 117

View: 2845

The Arab American author uses a graphic novel format to provide a fictional account of his childhood experiences in the United States.

Reference Library of Arab America: Arab Americans

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787641757

Category: Arab Americans

Page: N.A

View: 6010

A comprehensive survey of Arabs in America including their history, immigration laws, education, business, language, religion, literature, art, music, and prominent people.

The Arab Americans

Author: Randa A. Kayyali

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313332197

Category: History

Page: 177

View: 7700

Offers a brief look at the history and culture of the Arab world, discussing various reasons why Arabs migrate to the United States, their adaptation to American society, and the impact of September 11th on their relations with other Americans.

Arab America

Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism

Author: Nadine Naber

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814758886

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 5911

Arab Americans are one of the most misunderstood segments of the U.S. population, especially after the events of 9/11. In Arab America, Nadine Naber tells the stories of second generation Arab American young adults living in the San Francisco Bay Area, most of whom are political activists engaged in two culturalist movements that draw on the conditions of diaspora, a Muslim global justice and a Leftist Arab movement. Writing from a transnational feminist perspective, Naber reveals the complex and at times contradictory cultural and political processes through which Arabness is forged in the contemporary United States, and explores the apparently intra-communal cultural concepts of religion, family, gender, and sexuality as the battleground on which Arab American young adults and the looming world of America all wrangle. As this struggle continues, these young adults reject Orientalist thought, producing counter-narratives that open up new possibilities for transcending the limitations of Orientalist, imperialist, and conventional nationalist articulations of self, possibilities that ground concepts of religion, family, gender, and sexuality in some of the most urgent issues of our times: immigration politics, racial justice struggles, and U.S. militarism and war.

The Arab Americans

A History

Author: Gregory Orfalea

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 500

View: 2456

Uses historical narrative, personal memoir, and profiles based on interviews to describe the Arab American experience from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.


Landscape, Culture, and Cuisine in Two Great Deserts

Author: Gary Paul Nabhan

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816526581

Category: Social Science

Page: 141

View: 8163

The landscapes, cultures, and cuisines of deserts in the Middle East and North America have commonalities that have seldom been explored by scientistsÑand have hardly been celebrated by society at large. Sonoran Desert ecologist Gary Nabhan grew up around Arab grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins in a family that has been emigrating to the United States and Mexico from Lebanon for more than a century, and he himself frequently travels to the deserts of the Middle East. In an era when some Arabs and Americans have markedly distanced themselves from one another, Nabhan has been prompted to explore their common ground, historically, ecologically, linguistically, and gastronomically. Arab/American is not merely an exploration of his own multicultural roots but also a revelation of the deep cultural linkages between the inhabitants of two of the worldÕs great desert regions. Here, in beautifully crafted essays, Nabhan explores how these seemingly disparate cultures are bound to each other in ways we would never imagine. With an extraordinary ear for language and a truly adventurous palate, Nabhan uncovers surprising convergences between the landscape ecology, ethnogeography, agriculture, and cuisines of the Middle East and the binational Desert Southwest. There are the words and expressions that have moved slowly westward from Syria to Spain and to the New World to become incorporatedÑfaintly but recognizablyÑinto the language of the people of the U.S.ÐMexico borderlands. And there are the flavorsÑpiquant mixtures of herbs and spicesÑthat have crept silently across the globe and into our kitchens without our knowing where they came from or how they got here. And there is much, much more. We also learn of others whose work historically spanned these deserts, from Hadji Ali (ÒHi JollyÓ), the first Moslem Arab to bring camels to America, to Robert Forbes, an Arizonan who explored the desert oases of the Sahara. These men crossed not only oceans but political and cultural barriers as well. We are, we recognize, builders of walls and borders, but with all the talk of ÒhomelandÓ today, Nabhan reminds us that, quite often, borders are simply lines drawn in the sand.

Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11

From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects

Author: Amaney A. Jamal

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815631774

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

View: 3787

Bringing the rich terrain of Arab American histories to bear on conceptualizations of race in the U.S., this groundbreaking volume fills a critical gap in the field of U.S. racial and ethnic studies. The articles collected here highlight emergent discourses on the distinct ways that race matters to the study of Arab American histories and experiences and asks essential questions. What is the relationship between U.S. imperialism in Arab homelands and anti-Arab racism in the U.S.? In what ways have the axes of nation, religion, class, and gender intersected with Arab American racial formations? What is the significance of whiteness studies to Arab American studies? Transcending multiculturalist discourses that have simply "added on" the category "Arab American" to the landscape of U.S. racial and ethnic studies after the attacks of September 11th, 2001, this volume locates September 11 as a turning point, rather than a beginning, in Arab Americans' diverse engagements with "race."--provided by publisher.

Arab-American Faces and Voices

The Origins of an Immigrant Community

Author: Elizabeth Boosahda

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292783132

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 9004

As Arab Americans seek to claim their communal identity and rightful place in American society at a time of heightened tension between the United States and the Middle East, an understanding look back at more than one hundred years of the Arab-American community is especially timely. In this book, Elizabeth Boosahda, a third-generation Arab American, draws on over two hundred personal interviews, as well as photographs and historical documents that are contemporaneous with the first generation of Arab Americans (Syrians, Lebanese, Palestinians), both Christians and Muslims, who immigrated to the Americas between 1880 and 1915, and their descendants. Boosahda focuses on the Arab-American community in Worcester, Massachusetts, a major northeastern center for Arab immigration, and Worcester's links to and similarities with Arab-American communities throughout North and South America. Using the voices of Arab immigrants and their families, she explores their entire experience, from emigration at the turn of the twentieth century to the present-day lives of their descendants. This rich documentation sheds light on many aspects of Arab-American life, including the Arab entrepreneurial motivation and success, family life, education, religious and community organizations, and the role of women in initiating immigration and the economic success they achieved.

Arab American Literary Fictions, Cultures, and Politics

Author: S. Salaita

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230603378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

View: 9505

N.B. this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title. Stock of this book requires shipment from overseas. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. Using literary and social analysis, this book examines a range of modern Arab American literary fiction and illustrates how socio-political phenomena have affected the development of the Arab American novel.

"Arab Americans" in Nordamerika

zur Geschichte und zu gegenwärtigen Strukturen und Problemen arabischer Einwanderungs-"communities"

Author: Friedhelm Ernst

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783923446100

Category: Arab Americans

Page: 136

View: 3676


Arab American Children with Disabilities

Considerations for Teachers and Service Providers

Author: Jamal M. Al Khatib

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131546327X

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 2117

Despite a proliferation of special education literature on racial minorities over the past three decades, research and writing on Arab American children with disabilities remain remarkably sparse. This book fills that gap by promoting culturally appropriate services for Arab American children with disabilities. Special education and service providers in the U.S.—including school psychologists, rehabilitation counselors, and social workers—are increasingly likely to work with Arab Americans with disabilities. By focusing on this marginalized minority population, Al Khatib provides much-needed context and direction for service providers and researchers working with the Arab American community. Offering an overview of special education and the rights guaranteed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this book also helps Arab American families understand the special education process and advocate for their children.

The Arab-American Handbook

A Guide to the Arab, Arab-American & Muslim Worlds

Author: Nawar Shora

Publisher: Cune Press

ISBN: 9781885942470

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

View: 9041

At last, a friendly, helpful, and sometimes humorous guide that demystifies Arab, Arab-American, and Muslim cultures. This handbook is the perfect, low-key answer to the Park 51 ("Ground Zero Mosque") controversy, Koran burnings, and widespread anti-Muslim sentiment. Nawar Shora, is a young Arab-American attorney who serves as a senior advisor in the Transportation Security Administration. This is an easy-to-read guide to the life, history, and culture of Arabs, Arab-Americans, and Muslims living in the US and abroad. The Handbook is used by law enforcement, corporations, and non-profits for staff training. It is the per-fect companion for the layperson. Students, teachers, travellers, employers, workers, and neighbours will benefit from this quick and clear introduction to the people and practices of the Arab and Muslim worlds.

The Arab Americans

Author: Joan Brodsky Schur

Publisher: Lucent Books

ISBN: 9781590180754

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5293

Reviews the reasons why Arab Americans have immigrated to America, the areas they settled, the kind of jobs most found, the communities they formed, and the discrimination they faced.

Des Kaisers Kinder

Author: Claire Messud

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 345500606X

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7520

New York im Jahr 2001. Große Ziele hatten sich die drei Freunde aus wohlsituierten Verhältnissen einst gesetzt. Jetzt sind sie um die dreißig und müssen feststellen, dass sie ihren Erwartungen nicht gerecht geworden sind. Marina ist ohne festen Job, ihre Freundin Danielle hat zwar eine feste Stelle, weiß aber nichts mit ihr anzufangen, und Julius gelingt es mehr schlecht als recht, seinen aufwändigen Lebensstil mit dem Schreiben von Literaturkritiken zu finanzieren. Ein jeder für sich versuchen sie, das moralische und ideelle Vakuum, in dem sie leben, zu füllen, und nicht einmal der intellektuelle Übervater der Generation – Marinas Vater, der Journalist Murray Thwaite – ahnt, was ihnen allen droht. Da taucht aus der Provinz Marinas Cousin Bootie auf, und seine Ambitionen stellen sie alle gefährlich bloß, kurz bevor der 11. September ihre ganze Welt verändert.

Arab Americans in Metro Detroit

A Pictorial History

Author: Anan Ameri,Yvonne Lockwood

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738519234

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 9725

Arab Americans have been an integral part of Detroit's history since the 1880s. Early Arab immigrants worked as peddlers, grocers, and unskilled laborers, first settling downtown and later on the east side of Detroit. Their numbers increased after the First World War. They were attracted to the area by the booming automobile industry, and Ford's $5 for an 8-hour work day. This visual journey explores the history of four generations of Arab Americans in metro Detroit. It takes us to the days that preceded the automobile to modern 21st-century Arab America. Through more than 180 images, this book portrays the challenges and triumphs of Arabs as they preserve their families, and build churches, mosques, restaurants, businesses, and institutions, thus contributing to Detroit's efforts in regaining its position as a world class city.

Modern Arab American Fiction

A Reader's Guide

Author: Steven Salaita

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 081565104X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 154

View: 5194

Exploring the works of such best-selling authors as Rabih Alameddine, Mohja Kahf, Laila Halaby, Diana Abu-Jaber, Alicia Erian, and Randa Jarrar, Salaita highlights the development of each author’s writing and how each has influenced Arab American fiction. He examines common themes including the Israel-Palestine conflict, the Lebanese Civil War of 1975–90, the representation and practice of Islam in the United States, social issues such as gender and national identity in Arab cultures, and the various identities that come with being Arab American. Combining the accessibility of a primer with in-depth critical analysis, Modern Arab American Fiction is suitable for a broad audience, those unfamiliar with the subject area, as well as scholars of the literature.

Arab Americans

Author: Marilyn Anderson

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836873078

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6310

Provides a brief history of the Arab world, explaining why some Arabs chose to move to the United States and the challenges they faced when they arrive, and describes what challenges still face immigrants today.

A Kid's Guide to Arab American History

More Than 50 Activities

Author: Yvonne Wakim Dennis,Maha Addasi

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613740174

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 204

View: 4457

Presents step-by-step instructions for crafts based on Arab American customs along with a brief history of why the craft is important to Arab American culture.

Uncompromised: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of an Arab-American Patriot in the CIA

Author: Nada Prouty

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230341241

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6899

"Nada Prouty served her country loyally, with distinction, and, as universally acknowledged by her colleagues, with great personal courage as a CIA covert officer. This tale of rampant trampling of citizen's rights is a vivid reminder of the responsibility of citizens to be vigilant against unaccountable government overreach if we hope to keep a strong democracy, where the rule of law prevails and where a citizen is presumed innocent until proven guilty." -Valerie Plame, author of Fair Game When Nada Prouty came to the United States as a young woman, she fell in love with the democracy and freedom of her new home. After a childhood in war-torn Lebanon with an abusive father and facing the prospect of an arranged marriage, she jumped at the chance to forge her own path in America-a path that led to exciting undercover work in the FBI, then the CIA. As a leading agent widely lauded by her colleagues, she worked on the most high-profile terrorism cases in recent history, including the hunt for Saddam Hussein and the bombing of the USS Cole, often putting her life on the line and usually getting her man. But all this changed in the wake of 9/11, at the height of anti-Arab fervor, when federal investigators charged Prouty with passing intelligence to Hezbollah. Lacking sufficient evidence to make their case in court, prosecutors went to the media, suggesting that she had committed treason. Prouty, dubbed "Jihad Jane" by the New York Post, was quickly cast as a terrorist mastermind by the relentless 24-hour news cycle, and a scandal-hungry public ate it up. Though the CIA and federal judge eventually exonerated Prouty of all charges, she was dismissed from the agency and stripped of her citizenship. In Uncompromised, Prouty tells her whole story in a bid to restore her name and reputation in the country that she loves. Beyond a thrilling story of espionage and betrayal, this is a sobering commentary on cultural alienation, the power of fear, and what it means to truly love America.