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Race and Arab Americans before and after 9/11 : from invisible citizens to visible subjects / edited by Amaney Jamal and Nadine Naber.

Contributor(s): Jamal, Amaney A, 1970- | Naber, Nadine Christine.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Arab American writing. Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: xiii, 378 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780815631521 (cloth : alk. paper); 0815631529 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780815631774 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0815631774 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Arab Americans -- Race identity | Arab Americans -- Civil rights | Arab Americans -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Arab Americans -- Social conditions -- 21st century | September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Influence | United States -- Race relations | Racism -- United States
Contents:
Arab Americans and U.S. racial formations / Nadine Naber -- Thinking outside the box : Arabs and race in the United States / Louise Cainkar -- The moral analogies of race : Arab American identity, color politics, and the limits of racialized citizenship / Andrew Shryock -- Civil liberties and the otherization of Arab and Muslim Americans / Amaney Jamal -- "Whiteness" and the Arab immigrant experience / Sawsan Abdulrahim -- Strange fruit? Syrian immigrants, extralegal violence, and racial formation in the United States / Sarah M.A. Gualtieri -- Grandmothers, grape leaves, and Kahlil Gibran : writing race in anthologies of Arab American literature / Michelle Hartman -- The prime-time plight of the Arab Muslim American after 9/11 : configurations of race and nation in TV dramas / Evelyn Alsultany -- Arab Americans and Muslim Americans in the New York Times, before and after 9/11 / Suad Joseph, Benjamin D'Harlingue, with Alvin Ka Hin Wong -- "Look, Mohammed the terrorist is coming!" Cultural racism, nation-based racism, and the intersectionality of oppressions after 9/11 / Nadine Naber -- Discrimination and identity formation in a post-9/11 era : a comparison of Muslim and Christian Arab Americans / Jen'nan Ghazal Read -- Conclusion : Arab American racialization / Amaney Jamal.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-356) and index.

Arab Americans and U.S. racial formations / Nadine Naber -- Thinking outside the box : Arabs and race in the United States / Louise Cainkar -- The moral analogies of race : Arab American identity, color politics, and the limits of racialized citizenship / Andrew Shryock -- Civil liberties and the otherization of Arab and Muslim Americans / Amaney Jamal -- "Whiteness" and the Arab immigrant experience / Sawsan Abdulrahim -- Strange fruit? Syrian immigrants, extralegal violence, and racial formation in the United States / Sarah M.A. Gualtieri -- Grandmothers, grape leaves, and Kahlil Gibran : writing race in anthologies of Arab American literature / Michelle Hartman -- The prime-time plight of the Arab Muslim American after 9/11 : configurations of race and nation in TV dramas / Evelyn Alsultany -- Arab Americans and Muslim Americans in the New York Times, before and after 9/11 / Suad Joseph, Benjamin D'Harlingue, with Alvin Ka Hin Wong -- "Look, Mohammed the terrorist is coming!" Cultural racism, nation-based racism, and the intersectionality of oppressions after 9/11 / Nadine Naber -- Discrimination and identity formation in a post-9/11 era : a comparison of Muslim and Christian Arab Americans / Jen'nan Ghazal Read -- Conclusion : Arab American racialization / Amaney Jamal.

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CHOICE Review

Jamal (Princeton Univ.) and Naber (Univ. of Michigan) bring together eight social scientists to examine Arab Americans through the lens of race theory. The result is a volume with a consistent theme--the "racialization process" of Arab Americans after 9/11--and a rich discursive analysis of "whiteness," "blackness," and "otherization." Several chapters are based on survey data about the perceptions of Arab Americans by themselves and the general public. "Contrary to the stereotype that it is mostly an immigrant Muslim population, over one-half of Arab Americans are U.S.-born, 82 percent are U.S. citizens, and estimated two-thirds are Christian," the book states. The reader also finds data about discrimination, from lynching in 1929 to racial profiling in the aftermath of 9/11. The analysis of misrepresentations in The New York Times is particularly interesting. Some contributors successfully examine the impact of international factors, such as 1967 Arab-Israeli War, on Arab Americans. The missing part is a set of explicit recommendations to policy makers and social activists to solve problems listed in the book. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readership levels. A.T. Kuru Columbia University

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<p> Amaney Jamal is assistant professor of politics at Princeton University. She is the author of Barriers to Democracy: The Other Side of Social Capital in Palestine and the Arab World. <br> <br> Nadine Naber is assistant professor in the Department of Women's Studies and the Program in American Culture at the University of Michigan. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Feminist Studies, the Journal <br> of Ethnic Studies, and the Journal of Cultural Dynamics. She is coeditor of Gender, Nation, and Belonging, a special issue of MIT Electronic Journal of Middle East Studies. </p>

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