Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Respond / Edition 1

Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Respond / Edition 1

by Anny Bakalian, Medhi Bozorgmehr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520257340

ISBN-13: 9780520257344

Pub. Date: 03/05/2009

Publisher: University of California Press

For most Americans, September 11, 2001, symbolized the moment when their security was altered. For Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans, 9/11 also ushered in a backlash in the form of hate crimes, discrimination, and a string of devastating government initiatives. This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of the post-9/11 events on Middle

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Overview

For most Americans, September 11, 2001, symbolized the moment when their security was altered. For Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans, 9/11 also ushered in a backlash in the form of hate crimes, discrimination, and a string of devastating government initiatives. This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of the post-9/11 events on Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans as well as their organized response. Through fieldwork and interviews with community leaders, Anny Bakalian and Mehdi Bozorgmehr show how ethnic organizations mobilized to demonstrate their commitment to the United States while defending their rights and distancing themselves from the terrorists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520257344
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/05/2009
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgments

1. Backlash against Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans
2. The Post-9/11 Backlash in Comparative and Historical Perspectives
3. Immigration Patterns, Characteristics, and Identities
4. Organizational Structures and Transformation
5. Hate Crimes and Bias
Incidents
6. Government
Initiatives and the Impact of the Backlash
7. Mobilization
8. Religious Accommodation, Civic Engagement, and Political
Integration

Appendix. A Time Line of Government
Initiatives and Actions
Notes
References

Index

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