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Between the Middle East and the Americas
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Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora traces the production and circulation of discourses about "the Middle East" across various cultural sites, against the historical backdrop of cross-Atlantic Mahjar flows. The bo

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  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-62
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  1. 1. The Cultural Politics of “the Middle East” in the Americas: An Introduction
  2. pp. 3-41
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  1. 2. The Sephardi-Moorish Atlantic: Between Orientalism and Occidentalism
  2. pp. 42-62
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  1. Nation, Culture, and Representation
  2. pp. 63-192
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  1. 3. Mahjar Legacies: A Reinterpretation
  2. pp. 65-79
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  1. 4. Turcos in the Mix: Corrupting Arabs in Brazil’s Racial Democracy
  2. pp. 80-95
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  1. 5. From “Baisanos” to Billionaires: Locating Arabs in Mexico
  2. pp. 96-107
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  1. 6. Ali Bla Bla’s Double-Edged Sword: Argentine President Carlos Menem and the Negotiation of Identity
  2. pp. 108-129
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  1. 7. They Hate Our Freedom, But We Love Their Belly Dance: The Spectacle of the Shimmy in Contemporary U.S. Culture
  2. pp. 130-152
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  1. 8. From Arab Terrorists to Patriotic Arab Americans: Representational Strategies in Post-9/11 TV Dramas
  2. pp. 153-175
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  1. 9. When Pakistanis Became Middle Eastern: Visualizing Racial Targets in the Global War on Terror
  2. pp. 176-192
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  1. Diaspora, Transnation, and Translation
  2. pp. 193-207
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  1. 10. “A Strip, A Land, A Blaze”: Arab American Hip-Hop and Transnational Politics
  2. pp. 195-213
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  1. 11. Muslim Digital Diasporas and the Gay Pornographic Cyber Imaginary
  2. pp. 214-230
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  1. 12. Drawing the Line: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Mohammed Cartoons Controversy as It Unfolded in Denmark and the United States
  2. pp. 231-251
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  1. 13. Turcophobia or Turcophilia: Politics of Representing Arabs in Latin America
  2. pp. 252-263
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  1. 14. User-Friendly Islams: Translating Rumi in France and the United States
  2. pp. 264-281
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  1. 15. “Axising” Iran: The Politics of Domestication and Cultural Translation
  2. pp. 282-298
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  1. 16. “The Uneven Bridge of Translation”: Turkey in between East and West
  2. pp. 299-318
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 319-321
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 323-334
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