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Middle Eastern Lives in America

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ISBN-10: 0742519589

ISBN-13: 9780742519589

Edition: 2004

Authors: Amir Marvasti, Karyn D. McKinney

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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 members of this ethnic group cope with, resist and combat discrimination. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572

Foreword
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"
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?