Titel: Arabs in America
Autor/en: Michael Suleiman
TEMPLE UNIV PR
November 1999 - kartoniert - 227 Seiten
In this volume, editor Michael Suleiman brings together 21 prominent scholars from a wide range of perspectives -- including anthropology, economics, history, law, literature and culture, political science, and sociology -- to take a close look at the status of Arabs in North America. This book will engage anyone interested in Arab American studies, ethnic studies, and American studies.
Preface Introduction: The Arab American Immigrant Experience Michael W. Suleiman Part I: Profiles of Specific Communities 1. Attachment and Identity: The Palestinian Community of Detroit May Seikaly 2. Jordanian Migrants in Texas and Ohio: The Quest for Education and Work in A Global Society Richard T. Antoun 3. A Look at Differing Ideologies among Shi'a Muslims in the United States Linda S. Walbridge Part II: Arabs and the American Legal System 4. Arabs and the American Legal System: Cultural and Political Ramifications Fatima Agha Al-Hayani 5. A Closer Look at Anti-Terrorism Law: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Reno and the Construction of Aliens' Rights Kathleen M. Moore 6. Legal Perspectives on Arabs and Muslims in U.S. Courts Mohamed Mattar Part III: Youth and the Family 7. Teens-Between: The Public and Private Spheres of Arab-Canadian Adolescents Sharon McIrvin Abu-Laban and Baha Abu-Laban 8. Family and Ethnic Identity in an Arab-American Community Kristine Ajrouch 9. Arab-Canadian Youth in Immigrant Family Life Baha Abu-Laban and Sharon McIrvin Abu-Laban Part IV: Health and Welfare Issues 10. Arab-American Health and the Process of Coming to America: Lessons from the Metropolitan Detroit Area Rosina Hassoun 11. Attitudes of Arab Immigrants Toward Welfare Barbara S. Aswad 12. The Deteriorating Ethnic Safety Net Among Arab Immigrants in Chicago Louise Cainkar Part V: Political Activism 13. Not Quite White: Race Classification and the Arab-American Experience Helen Hatab Samhan 14. Debating Palestine: Arab-American Challenges to Zionism, 1917-1932 Lawrence Davidson 15. Community and Political Activism Among Arab Americans in Detroit Janice J. Terry Part VI: Arab-American Identity Negotiations 16. Against the Grain of the Nation The Arab Suad Joseph 17. Far-Off and Fascinating Things: Wadeeha Atiyeh and Images of Arabs in the American Popular Theater, 1930 - 1950 Lori Anne Salem 18. Arabs in Canada: Assimilation or Integration? Ibrahim Hayani 19. Resisting Invisibility: Arab-Americans in Academia and Activism Therese Saliba 20. Arab-American Ethnicity: Location, Coalitions, and Cultural Negotiations Lisa Suhair Majaj About the Contributors Index
"The publication of this dense, rich, and detailed 355-page book, which contains a fine collection of studies, is therefore a welcome and valuable addition to the existing literature. ...this book fills an important gap and should be on the reading list of any course on ethnic relations." --Journal of International Migration and Integration "...important, challenging collection of essays. ...There is much new and compelling material in this anthology. ...No one has a better grasp of the occasionally odd, even bizarre experience of Americans of Arab extraction than Michael Suleiman." --Journal of Palestinian Studies "...this work is generally a valuable addition to the growing literature on Arabs in the United States...and Canada." --Journal of American Ethnic History