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Being Young, Muslim, and American in Brooklyn

Moustafa Bayoumi

in Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195369212
eISBN:
9780199871179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369212.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter investigates what is like to be young, Muslim, and male in Brooklyn, New York. Muslim youth in the United States, particularly Arab American men, who have come of age after the terrorist ... More


Rumor and September 11: Understanding the Unthinkable

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Using beliefs and rumors that emerged during the first days after September 11, this chapter discusses how a culture in crisis uses these tools to make sense out of a disorienting event such as this. ... More


Ibrahim Farrah: Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, Publisher

Barbara Sellers‐Young

in When Men Dance: Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386691
eISBN:
9780199863600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386691.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Dance

Barbara Sellers‐Young details the life and career of Ibrahim Farrah, a Lebanese American who was one of the seminal figures in the performance, teaching, and popularizing of cabaret belly dance in ... More


Introduction: Transnational Arab-American Belonging

Carol Fadda-Conrey

in Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479826926
eISBN:
9781479819027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479826926.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter briefly explores how Arab-American writers and critics respond to negative representations of Arabs in the United States. They articulate a rising need among Arab-Americans ... More


A Riot of Conspiracies

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Many rumors concerning the September 11 terrorist attacks claimed that the event was in fact caused by a plot secretly planned by a secret group of evil elites. This chapter proposes a methodology of ... More


Seeking Integration: Arab American Political Organizing in the 1980s

Pamela E. Pennock

in Rise of the Arab American Left: Activists, Allies, and Their Fight against Imperialism and Racism, 1960s-1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630984
eISBN:
9781469631004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630984.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter explains how Arab American activism became more connected to mainstream progressive political organizing. The Palestine Human Rights Campaign, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee ... More


Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literature

Wail S. Hassan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199792061
eISBN:
9780199919239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792061.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Arab immigrants began to arrive in the United States in the late-nineteenth century and in Britain after World War Two. Those immigrants have produced a vast literature that remains relatively ... More


Progressive Activism after the June War: The Association of Arab American University Graduates

Pamela E. Pennock

in Rise of the Arab American Left: Activists, Allies, and Their Fight against Imperialism and Racism, 1960s-1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630984
eISBN:
9781469631004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630984.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the formation of the Arab American University Graduates shortly after the Arab-Israeli War of 1967 and how it became the most influential organization on the Arab American ... More


Arab Masquerade: Mahjar Identity Politics and Transnationalism

Jacob Rama Berman

in American Arabesque: Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789506
eISBN:
9780814789513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789506.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the emergence of Arab American literary self-representation by moving through a historiography of Arab migration to America and toward an analysis of Ameen Rihani's literary ... More


Reimagining the Ancestral Arab Homeland

Carol Fadda-Conrey

in Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479826926
eISBN:
9781479819027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479826926.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter revolves around representations of Arab homelands as embodied and performed by immigrant parents or grandparents, with these memories subsequently internalized but also revised by ... More


Representing Arabs and Muslims in the US after 9/11: Gender, Religion, and Citizenship

Carol Fadda-Conrey

in Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479826926
eISBN:
9781479819027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479826926.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter addresses a range of Arab-American literary and cultural texts that respond to the post-9/11 political and social terrain in the U.S. They capture and challenge homogenized depictions of ... More


Introduction

Nora Rose Moosnick

in Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky: Stories of Accommodation and Audacity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136219
eISBN:
9780813136851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136219.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Arabs and Jews are inevitably construed as opposing forces engaged in conflict of biblical and global proportions. Renderings of Arabs and Jews often overlook the many close and complicated ... More


Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky: Stories of Accommodation and Audacity

Nora Rose Moosnick

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136219
eISBN:
9780813136851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136219.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Arabs and Jews are thought to inhabit the Middle East or urban areas in the United States, not Kentucky or other out of the way locales. Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky: Stories of Accommodation ... More


Arab American Awakening: Edward Said, Area Studies, and Palestine’s Contrapuntal Futures

Keith P. Feldman

in A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694501
eISBN:
9781452950846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694501.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter Four situates the emergence of Edward W. Said’s Orientalism within the growing knowledge production of a community of scholars of Arab descent. It illuminates a contrapuntal analytic ... More


To the Arab Homeland and Back: Narratives of Returns and Rearrivals

Carol Fadda-Conrey

in Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479826926
eISBN:
9781479819027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479826926.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter portrays second- and third generation Arab-Americans undertaking temporary return journeys to ancestral homelands. The revisionary perspectives resulting from such journeys, a concept ... More


Translocal Connections between the US and the Arab World

Carol Fadda-Conrey

in Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479826926
eISBN:
9781479819027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479826926.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter delves deeper into the thematic diversity of transnational articulations to investigate how Arab-American rootedness in and production of transnational identities produce specific ... More


Conclusion: Transnational Solidarity and the Arab Uprisings

Carol Fadda-Conrey

in Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479826926
eISBN:
9781479819027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479826926.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter outlines new directions in the field, such as the circulation of Arab American texts and other medium within transnational and translocal circuits. The current expansion of ... More


Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging

Carol Fadda-Conrey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479826926
eISBN:
9781479819027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479826926.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The last couple of decades have witnessed a flourishing of Arab-American literature across multiple genres. Yet, increased interest in this literature is ironically paralleled by a prevalent bias ... More


Rise of the Arab American Left: Activists, Allies, and Their Fight against Imperialism and Racism, 1960s-1980s

Pamela E. Pennock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630984
eISBN:
9781469631004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630984.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this first history of Arab American activism in the 1960s, Pamela Pennock brings to the forefront one of the most overlooked minority groups in the history of American social movements. Focusing ... More


American Studies Encounters the Middle East

Alex Lubin and Marwan M. Kraidy (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628844
eISBN:
9781469628868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628844.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In American Studies, attention is shifting to American engagements with the Middle East, especially in the aftermath of war in Iraq and broad American economic influence. As protest against economic ... More


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