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About the Author:
Selcuk R. Sirin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University
About the Author:
Michelle Fine is Distinguished Professor of Social Psychology, Women's Studies and Urban Education at the Graduate Center, CUNY
"This book provides a unique, powerful, rich, and nuanced understanding of identity development among Muslim-American youth. The publication of Muslim American Youth is a landmark event in developmental science."
-Richard M. Lerner,Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science, Tufts University
"Sirin and Fine...render visible the complex lives of a profoundly maligned and misunderstood group—Muslim-American youth. They deploy surveys, focus groups, in-depth interviews, and identity maps to explore how Muslim-American youth are creating and re-creating themselves within these politically and socially charged times . . . This is a must read."
-M. Brinton Lykes,Lynch School of Education and Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Boston College
"This book will be particularly useful for any professional who needs well-researched support for what their instinct tells them their community needs."
-VOYA Voices of Youth Advocates
“With heart and eloquence, the authors illuminate vital concerns about our society's treatment of Muslim-American youth.”
“This work complexly and richly captures the diversity in the lived identities of Muslim-American youth, highlighting the power and potential of mixed methodologies in studying the phenomenon of life on the hyphen.”
-Harvard Educational Review
Foreword Designated "others" : young, Muslim, and American Carola Suarez-Orozco Suarez-Orozco, Carola
1 Growing up in the shadow of moral exclusion 1
2 Muslim Americans : history, demography, and diversity 32
3 Moral exclusion in a "nation of immigrants" : an American paradox 58
4 The weight of the hyphen : discrimination and coping 85
5 Negotiating the Muslim American hyphen : integrated, parallel, and conflictual paths 121
6 Contact zones : negotiating the space between self and others 155
7 Reseaching hyphenated selves across contexts 193
App. A Survey measures 209
App. B Individual interview protocol 211
App. C Focus-group protocols 214
App. D Identity maps coding sheet 218
About the authors 245
Posted February 13, 2012
Posted October 10, 2009
Great book for anyone interested in acknowledging and understanding the multiple and complex challenges faced by all immigrant youth in the U.S, and Muslim American youth in particular, as well as the ingenious ways in which they manage to cope and succeed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.