In this Book
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. Topics range from the career of Arab American singer, dancer, and storyteller Wadeeha Atiyeh to a historical examination of Arab Americans and Zionism. The contributors discuss in Detroit, a group of well-educated Jordanian men, and the Shi'a Muslims -- to illustrate the range of Arab emigre experience. More broadly, they examine Arab American identity, political activism, and attempts by Arab immigrants to achieve respect and recognition in their new homes. They address both the present situation for Arab Americans and prospects for their future.
Arabs in America will engage anyone interested in Arab American studies, ethnic studies, and American studies.
Table of Contents
- Part I: Profiles of Specific Communities
- p. 23
- Part II: Arabs and the American Legal System
- p. 67
- Part III: Youth and the Family
- p. 111
- Part IV: Health and Welfare Issues
- p. 155
- Part V: Political Activism
- p. 207
- Part VI: Arab-American Identity Negotiations
- p. 255