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:
1,400,899
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IThe First Wave, 1875-1925
1Miriam13
2Katreen17
3Syrian Emigration20
4Women Immigrants27
5Peddlers35
6Mill Girls, Factory Hands, and Entrepreneurs43
7Students and Teachers52
8Clubwomen59
9Making a Match65
Pt. IIFrom Second Generation to Third
10Fighting "Political Racism": Paula79
11Reconnecting: Linda95
12Women for Women: Cheryl Qamar104
13Color and Religion: Khadija112
Pt. IIIThe Second Wave, 1945 to the Present
14Palestinians: Emily, Ihsan, Najeebi, Suhair, Souad, Nuba, and Nawal, Mona125
15Collage165
Epilogue195
Appendix197
Notes201
Bibliography213
Index219

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