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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
- black & white illustrations
- 222 x 146 x 12 mm
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- 263 g
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A superb read! This empirically-based account of the long forgotten Americans of Middle Eastern descent is intelligent, nuanced, and informative. Combining empathy for its subjects, profound knowledge of relevant contemporary topics, and a brave passion for the truth, this book is indispensable reading for anyone interested in the cultural and social dynamics of the United States. -- Hernan Vera, University of Florida Highly recommended. * CHOICE * This book is the first lengthy sociological examination of Middle Eastern Americans and their everyday experiences in U.S. workplaces, schools, and other major institutions. The authors go well beyond the usual discussions that focus on immigration patterns and countries of origin. -- Joe R. Feagin, Texas A&M University
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Amir Marvasti is an Iranian-American. He was born in Tehran and moved to the United States in 1983 to escape the Iran-Iraq war. He is assistant professor of sociology at Penn State Altoona. His research interests include race and ethnicity, deviance, and social theory. He is the author of Being Homeless: Textual and Narrative Constructions and Qualitative Research in Sociology. His current research focuses on the immigration experiences of Middle Eastern Americans. Karyn D. McKinney is assistant professor of sociology at Penn State Altoona. Her research interests include race, ethnicity, gender and identity. Her publications include The Many Costs of Racism (with Joe Feagin, Rowman and Littlefield, 2003), an article with Feagin and Kevin Early appearing in The Indiana Law Review (2001), and chapters on whiteness, race and pedagogy in edited books. Her current work includes a book on young whites' understandings of race and racism (forthcoming, Routledge).
Chapter 1 How They Came to America and Where They Are Today Chapter 2 Stereotypes of Islam and the Dubious Link with Terrorism Chapter 3 "Us" Versus "Them" Chapter 4 The Stigma of Brown Skin and "Foreign" Names Chapter 5 The Thin Veneer of Civility: Relearning the American Dream Chapter 6 Living with Discrimination Chapter 7 "I Am a Middle Eastern American!:" Ethnic Self-Identification Chapter 8 "Whining" About Social Justice?