Arabs In America by Michael Suleiman PDF

By Michael Suleiman

ISBN-10: 0585365539

ISBN-13: 9780585365534

ISBN-10: 1566397278

ISBN-13: 9781566397278

For lots of North american citizens, Arab-Americans are invisible, recalled merely while phrases like 'terrorism' or 'anti-American sentiments' come up. even if, humans of Arab descent were contributing to U.S. and Canadian tradition because the 1870's in fields as assorted as literature, technology, politics, drugs, and trade witness health care provider Michael DeBakey, former Oregon governor Victor Atiyeh, client suggest 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. ordinary in either schooling and economics, they nonetheless fight for reputation and reputation. during this quantity, editor Michael Suleiman brings jointly 21 well known students from a variety of views together with anthropology, economics, background, legislation, literature and tradition, political technological know-how, and sociology to take an in depth examine the prestige of Arabs in North the United States. issues variety from the profession of Arab-American singer, dancer, and storyteller Wadeeha Atiyeh to a ancient exam of Arab-Americans and Zionism. The individuals speak about an collection of other groups a Palestinian refugee group in Detroit, a bunch of well-educated Jordanian males, and the Shi'a Muslims that allows you to illustrate the variety of Arab emigre event. extra commonly, they research Arabs within the criminal procedure, adolescence and relations, healthiness and welfare, in addition to Arab-American identification, political activism, and makes an attempt by means of Arab immigrants to accomplish admire and popularity of their new houses. They tackle either the current scenario for Arab-Americans and customers for his or her destiny. "Arabs in the US" will interact somebody drawn to Arab-American reviews, ethnic experiences, and American reviews. Michael W. Suleiman is collage distinctive Professor within the division of Political technology at Kansas nation college. He has written and co-edited quite a few works within the box of Arab American stories, together with "U.S. coverage on Palestine from Wilson to Clinton" and "Arab american citizens: Continuity and Change".

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For plenty of North americans, Arab-Americans are invisible, recalled simply whilst phrases like 'terrorism' or 'anti-American sentiments' come up. notwithstanding, humans of Arab descent were contributing to U. S. and Canadian tradition because the 1870's in fields as diversified as literature, technology, politics, drugs, and trade witness health care professional Michael DeBakey, former Oregon governor Victor Atiyeh, customer recommend Ralph Nader, and Canadian M.

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This effect, combined with the Christian population's desire for greater equality, threatened the Muslim public's sense of security. Like the "poor white trash" of the American South at the time of the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, the Muslim population in the Syrian province was poor and oppressedbut it still enjoyed a social status that was superior to that of the non-Muslims, particularly the Christians. The threat of losing that "high'' status made many Muslims susceptible to suggestions from local Ottoman rulers that their Christian neighbors were the cause of rather than companions in their troubles.

In practical terms, the Arabic-speaking people in North America functioned as a collective of communities whose bonds of solidarity beyond the family were mainly related to sect or country, such as Maronite, Orthodox, Muslim, Druze, and Palestinian affiliations. " However, when Lebanon emerged as a country in the 1920s, some Maronites, especially N. 40 Another and more important identity crisis occurred when these peripatetic sojourners realized that they had to decide whether to become "settlers" or return to the old homeland.

It constitutes a multifaceted look at the Arab community in North America. It provides new information and original studies based on primary sources and using a variety of research approaches. It addresses the main challenges and concerns facing the Arab-American community at the start of the twenty first century. A word about the transliteration of Arabic words is in order. In general, I have followed the usage common in general surveys about the subject. When a name appears in more than one essay, the same spelling is used, except when it is part of a quotation.

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