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Citizenship and crisis : Arab Detroit after 9/11, Detroit Arab American Study Team

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Citizenship and crisis : Arab Detroit after 9/11
Title
Citizenship and crisis
Title remainder
Arab Detroit after 9/11
Statement of responsibility
Detroit Arab American Study Team
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Product Description: Is citizenship simply a legal status or does it describe a sense of belonging to a national community? For Arab Americans, these questions took on new urgency after 9/11, as the cultural prejudices that have often marginalized their community came to a head. Citizenship and Crisis reveals that, despite an ever-shifting definition of citizenship and the ease with which it can be questioned in times of national crisis, the Arab communities of metropolitan Detroit continue to thrive. A groundbreaking study of social life, religious practice, cultural values, and political views among Detroit Arabs after 9/11, Citizenship and Crisis argues that contemporary Arab American citizenship and identity have been shaped by the chronic tension between social inclusion and exclusion that has been central to this population's experience in America. According to the landmark Detroit Arab American Study, which surveyed more than 1,000 Arab Americans and is the focus of this book, Arabs express pride in being American at rates higher than the general population. In nine wide-ranging essays, the authors of Citizenship and Crisis argue that the 9/11 backlash did not substantially transform the Arab community in Detroit, nor did it alter the identities that prevail there. The city's Arabs are now receiving more mainstream institutional, educational, and political support than ever before, but they remain a constituency defined as essentially foreign. The authors explore the role of religion in cultural integration and identity formation, showing that Arab Muslims feel more alienated from the mainstream than Arab Christians do. Arab Americans adhere more strongly to traditional values than do other Detroit residents, regardless of religion. Active participants in the religious and cultural life of the Arab American community attain higher levels of education and income, yet assimilation to the American mainstream remains important for achieving enduring social and political gains. The contradictions and dangers of being Arab and American are keenly felt in Detroit, but even when Arab Americans oppose U.S. policies, they express more confidence in U.S. institutions than do non-Arabs in the general population. The Arabs of greater Detroit, whether native-born, naturalized, or permanent residents, are part of a political and historical landscape that limits how, when, and to what extent they can call themselves American. When analyzed against this complex backdrop, the results of The Detroit Arab American Study demonstrate that the pervasive notion in American society that Arabs are not like "us" is simply inaccurate. Citizenship and Crisis makes a rigorous and impassioned argument for putting to rest this exhausted cultural and political stereotype
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F574.D49
LC item number
A6538 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Detroit Arab American Study Team.
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  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks
  • Arab Americans
  • Muslims
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Citizenship
  • Arab Americans
  • Citizenship
  • Ethnic relations
  • Muslims
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • Michigan
Label
Citizenship and crisis : Arab Detroit after 9/11, Detroit Arab American Study Team
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Citizenship and crisis / Wayne Baker and Andrew Shryock -- Arab American identities in question / Andrew Shryock and Ann Chih Lin -- The aftermath of the 9/11 attacks / Sally Howell and Amaney Jamal -- Belief and belonging / Sally Howell and Amaney Jamal -- Values and cultural membership / Wayne Baker and Amaney Jamal -- Local and global social capital / Wayne Baker, Amaney Jamal, and Mark Tessler -- Civil liberties / Ronald R. Stockton -- Foreign policy / Ronald R. Stockton -- The limits of citizenship / Andrew Shryock and Ann Chih Lin
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 299 pages
Isbn
9780871540522
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009003527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)298779029
  • (OCoLC)ocn298779029
Label
Citizenship and crisis : Arab Detroit after 9/11, Detroit Arab American Study Team
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Citizenship and crisis / Wayne Baker and Andrew Shryock -- Arab American identities in question / Andrew Shryock and Ann Chih Lin -- The aftermath of the 9/11 attacks / Sally Howell and Amaney Jamal -- Belief and belonging / Sally Howell and Amaney Jamal -- Values and cultural membership / Wayne Baker and Amaney Jamal -- Local and global social capital / Wayne Baker, Amaney Jamal, and Mark Tessler -- Civil liberties / Ronald R. Stockton -- Foreign policy / Ronald R. Stockton -- The limits of citizenship / Andrew Shryock and Ann Chih Lin
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 299 pages
Isbn
9780871540522
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009003527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)298779029
  • (OCoLC)ocn298779029

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