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Middle Eastern lives in America

Author: Amir B Marvasti; Karyn D McKinney
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2004.
Series: Perspectives on a multiracial America series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using data from in-depth interviews, this book brings to light the existence of Middle Easterners in America and shows the human complexity of their lives. This work gives special attention to how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Interviews
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Marvasti, Amir B., 1966-
Middle Eastern lives in America.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2004
(OCoLC)645833495
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amir B Marvasti; Karyn D McKinney
ISBN: 0742519570 9780742519572 0742519589 9780742519589
OCLC Number: 56696206
Description: xxv, 171 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Joe Feagin --
Introduction --
pt. 1. The history, present status, and public portrayals. --
How they came to America and where they are today --
Stereotypes of Islam and the dubious link with terrorism --
"Us" versus "them" --
pt. 2. Everyday experiences with discrimination. --
The stigma of brown skin and "foreign" names --
The "thin veneer of civility" : relearning the American dream --
Living with discrimination --
"I am a Middle Eastern American!" : ethnic self-identification --
"Whining" for social justice?
Series Title: Perspectives on a multiracial America series.
Responsibility: Amir Marvasti and Karyn D. McKinney.
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