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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275956721
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/26/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

EVELYN SHAKIR, the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, has been writing for many years on the subjects of Arab American women and Arab American literature.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. I The First Wave, 1875-1925
1 Miriam 13
2 Katreen 17
3 Syrian Emigration 20
4 Women Immigrants 27
5 Peddlers 35
6 Mill Girls, Factory Hands, and Entrepreneurs 43
7 Students and Teachers 52
8 Clubwomen 59
9 Making a Match 65
Pt. II From Second Generation to Third
10 Fighting "Political Racism": Paula 79
11 Reconnecting: Linda 95
12 Women for Women: Cheryl Qamar 104
13 Color and Religion: Khadija 112
Pt. III The Second Wave, 1945 to the Present
14 Palestinians: Emily, Ihsan, Najeebi, Suhair, Souad, Nuba, and Nawal, Mona 125
15 Collage 165
Epilogue 195
Appendix 197
Notes 201
Bibliography 213
Index 219
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