Contemporary Arab-American literature : transnational reconfigurations of citizenship and belonging / Carol Fadda-Conrey.

By: Fadda-Conrey, Carol [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: New York : London : NYU Press, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (x, 243 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781479819027; 1479819026Subject(s): American literature -- Arab American authors -- History and criticism | Identity (Psychology) in literature | Alienation (Social psychology) in literature | Homeland in literature | Arab Americans in literature | Arabs in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Contemporary Arab-American literature.DDC classification: 810.9/8927 LOC classification: PS153.A73 | F34 2014Other classification: LIT004020 | LIT004220 | SOC002010 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction: Transnational Arab-American Belonging -- Reimagining the Ancestral Arab Homeland -- To the Arab Homeland and Back: Narratives of Returns and Rearrivals -- Translocal Connections between the US and the Arab World -- Representing Arabs and Muslims in the US after 9/11: Gender, Religion, and Citizenship -- Conclusion: Transnational Solidarity and the Arab Uprisings.
Summary: 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 against Arabs and Muslims that portrays their long presence in the US as a recent and unwelcome phenomenon. Spanning the 1990s to the present, Carol Fadda-Conrey takes in the sweep of literary and cultural texts by Arab-American writers in order to understand the ways in which their depictions of Arab homelands, whether actual or imagined, play a crucial role in shaping cultural articulations of US ci.
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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 against Arabs and Muslims that portrays their long presence in the US as a recent and unwelcome phenomenon. Spanning the 1990s to the present, Carol Fadda-Conrey takes in the sweep of literary and cultural texts by Arab-American writers in order to understand the ways in which their depictions of Arab homelands, whether actual or imagined, play a crucial role in shaping cultural articulations of US ci.

Introduction: Transnational Arab-American Belonging -- Reimagining the Ancestral Arab Homeland -- To the Arab Homeland and Back: Narratives of Returns and Rearrivals -- Translocal Connections between the US and the Arab World -- Representing Arabs and Muslims in the US after 9/11: Gender, Religion, and Citizenship -- Conclusion: Transnational Solidarity and the Arab Uprisings.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-235) and index.

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Fadda-ConreyCarol:

Carol Fadda-Conrey is Assistant Professor of English at Syracuse University.

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