Arab American Women: Representation and Refusal (Hardcover)

Arab American Women: Representation and Refusal By Michael W. Suleiman (Editor), Suad Joseph (Editor), Louise Cainkar (Editor) Cover Image

Arab American Women: Representation and Refusal (Hardcover)

By Michael W. Suleiman (Editor), Suad Joseph (Editor), Louise Cainkar (Editor)

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Arab American women have played an essential role in shaping their homes, their communities, and their country for centuries. Their contributions, often marginalized academically and culturally, are receiving long- overdue attention with the emerging interdisciplinary field of Arab American women's studies. The collected essays in this volume capture the history and significance of Arab American women, addressing issues of migration, transformation, and reformation as these women invented occupations, politics, philosophies, scholarship, literature, arts, and, ultimately, themselves. Arab American women brought culture and absorbed culture; they brought relationships and created relationships; they brought skills and talents and developed skills and talents. They resisted inequities, refused compliance, and challenged representation. They engaged in politics, civil society, the arts, education, the market, and business. And they told their own stories. These histories, these genealogies, these narrations that are so much a part of the American experiment are chronicled in this volume, providing an indispensable resource for scholars and activists.
Michael W. Suleiman was a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science at Kansas State University. He is the author of numerous books, including Arab Americans: Continuity and Change. Suad Joseph is Distinguished Research Professor of Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at the University of California, Davis. She is the editor of Arab Family Studies: Critical Reviews. Louise Cainkar is Professor of Sociology and Social Welfare and Justice at Marquette University. She is the author of Homeland Insecurity: The Arab American and Muslim American Experience After 9/11, and co-editor of Sajjilu Arab American: A Reader in SWANA Studies.
Product Details ISBN: 9780815636847
ISBN-10: 0815636849
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2021
Pages: 480
Language: English