Arabs In America by Michael Suleiman PDF

By Michael Suleiman

For lots of North americans, Arab-Americans are invisible, recalled in basic terms while phrases like 'terrorism' or 'anti-American sentiments' come up. even though, humans of Arab descent were contributing to U.S. and Canadian tradition because the 1870's in fields as varied as literature, technology, politics, medication, and trade witness general practitioner Michael DeBakey, former Oregon governor Victor Atiyeh, customer recommend Ralph Nader, and Canadian M.P. Mac Harb. but, whereas Arab-American contributions to our society are major and Arab-Americans surpass the U.S. normal in either schooling and economics, they nonetheless fight for popularity and popularity. during this quantity, editor Michael Suleiman brings jointly 21 well-liked students from a variety of views together with anthropology, economics, background, legislations, literature and tradition, political technological know-how, and sociology to take a detailed examine the prestige of Arabs in North the United States. themes diversity from the occupation of Arab-American singer, dancer, and storyteller Wadeeha Atiyeh to a historic exam of Arab-Americans and Zionism. The members talk about an collection of alternative groups a Palestinian refugee group in Detroit, a gaggle of well-educated Jordanian males, and the Shi'a Muslims for you to illustrate the diversity of Arab emigre event. extra largely, they learn Arabs within the criminal method, early life and kinfolk, health and wellbeing and welfare, in addition to Arab-American id, political activism, and makes an attempt via Arab immigrants to accomplish recognize and popularity of their new houses. They handle either the current state of affairs for Arab-Americans and clients for his or her destiny. "Arabs in the US" will interact a person attracted to Arab-American experiences, ethnic stories, and American reviews. Michael W. Suleiman is collage uncommon Professor within the division of Political technological know-how at Kansas country college. He has written and co-edited various works within the box of Arab American experiences, together with "U.S. coverage on Palestine from Wilson to Clinton" and "Arab american citizens: Continuity and Change".

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331), and "Lasts'' (p. 332), David Williams, in TRAVELING MERCIES (Farmington, ME: Alice James Books, 1993), reprinted courtesy of Alice James Books. Excerpts from the poem "Shrines" (p. 329 herein), Naomi Shihab Nye, from ANTHOLOGY OF MODERN PALESTINIAN LITERATURE, edited by Salma Jayyusi. Copyright © 1989 Columbia University Press. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. Excerpts from the poems "Different Ways to Pray" (p. 328 herein), "Remembered" (p. 329), "Kindness" (p. 329), "For Lost and Found Brothers" (p.

Aswad 177 12. The Detoriorating Ethnic Safety Net Among Arab Immigrants in Chicago Louise Cainkar 192 Part V: Political Activism 13. Not Quite White: Race Classification and the Arab-American Experience Helen Hatab Samhan 209 14. Debating Palestine: Arab-American Challenges to Zionism, 19171932 Lawrence Davidson 227 15. Community and Political Activism Among Arab Americans in Detroit Janice J. Terry 241 Page ix Part VI: Arab-American Identity Negotiations 16. Against the Grain of the NationThe Arab- Suad Joseph 257 17.

56 These were the reactions of some of the Arab-American literati of the post-World War II period. The very culture of their own country denied them the privilege of being openly proud of their heritage. 57 Page 13 The 1967 war changed the situation radically. Israel, in the short period of seven days, defeated the Arab armies. The Arab people generally felt let down and humiliated. S. government and people) showed toward Israel and the occasional hostility toward Arabs. The consequence was for Arab Americans to shake off their malaise and to organize.

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