Bint Arab: Arab and Arab American Women in the United States / Edition 1

Bint Arab: Arab and Arab American Women in the United States / Edition 1

by Evelyn Shakir
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275956725

ISBN-13: 9780275956721

Pub. Date: 08/26/1997

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Shakir tells the long neglected story of the bint arab--the Arab woman--in the United States. Weaving together a survey from the late 19th century to the present, she focuses on each generation's negotiation between traditional Arab values and the social and sexual liberties permitted women in the West. Interspersing oral histories, Shakir challenges stereotypes and…  See more details below

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Shakir tells the long neglected story of the bint arab--the Arab woman--in the United States. Weaving together a survey from the late 19th century to the present, she focuses on each generation's negotiation between traditional Arab values and the social and sexual liberties permitted women in the West. Interspersing oral histories, Shakir challenges stereotypes and creates a unique and fascinating portrait of an often misunderstood group.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275956721
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/26/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
1,253,881
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

The First Wave, 1875-1925

Miriam

Katreen

Syrian Immigration

Women Immigrants

Peddlers

Mill Girls, Factory Hands, and Entrepreneurs

Students and Teachers

Clubwomen

Making a Match

From Second Generation to Third

Fighting "Political Racism": Paula

Reconnecting: Linda

Women for Women: Cheryl

Color and Religion: Khadija

The Second Wave, 1945-Present

Prologue

Palestinians: Emily, Ihsan, Najeebi, Suhair, Suad, Nuha, and Nawal, Mona

Collage

Epilogue

Appendix

Bibliography

Index

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