Daily Life of Arab Americans in the 21st Century (Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History) (Hardcover)

Daily Life of Arab Americans in the 21st Century (Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History) By Anan Ameri (Editor), Holly Arida (Editor) Cover Image
By Anan Ameri (Editor), Holly Arida (Editor)
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This much-needed study documents positive Arab-American contributions to American life and culture, especially in the last decade, debunking myths and common negative perceptions that were exacerbated by the 9/11 attacks and the War on Terror.

The term "Arab American" is often used to describe a broad range of people who are ethnically diverse and come from many countries, including Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait. Some Arab Americans have been in the United States since the 1880s. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 did serve to highlight the necessity for Americans to better understand the discrete nations and ethnicities of the Middle East.

This title documents the key aspects of contemporary Arab American life, including their many contributions to American society. It begins with an overview of the immigrant experience, but focuses primarily on the past decade, examining the political, family, religious, educational, professional, public, and artistic aspects of the Arab American experience. Readers will understand how this unique experience is impacted by political events both here in America and in the Arab world.

About the Author

Anan Ameri, PhD, is the founding director of the Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI. Holly Arida is an educator and writer who specializes in Middle Eastern and Arab American affairs and teaches at Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780313377143
ISBN-10: 0313377146
Publisher: Greenwood
Publication Date: March 31st, 2012
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History