By Rabab Abdulhadi, Evelyn Asultany, Nadine Naber
During this assortment, Arab and Arab American feminists enlist their intimate reports to problem simplistic and long-held assumptions approximately gender, sexuality, and commitments to feminism and justice-centered struggles between Arab groups. individuals hail from a number of geographical websites, spiritualities, occupations, sexualities, classification backgrounds, and generations. Poets, inventive writers, artists, students, and activists hire a mixture of genres to precise feminist concerns and spotlight how Arab and Arab American feminist views concurrently inhabit a number of, overlapping, and intersecting areas: inside households and groups; in anticolonial and antiracist struggles; in debates over spirituality and the divine; inside radical, feminist, and queer areas; in academia and in the street; and between one another.
Contributors discover topics as various because the intersections among gender, sexuality, Orientalism, racism, Islamophobia, and Zionism, and the recovery of Arab Jews to Arab American histories. This booklet asks how contributors of diasporic groups navigate their feel of belonging while the rustic within which they reside wages wars within the lands in their ancestors. Arab and Arab American Feminisms opens up new possibilities for putting grounded Arab and Arab American feminist views on the heart of gender reports, center East reports, American stories, and ethnic stories.
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Extra resources for Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging (Gender, Culture, and Politics in the Middle East)
National interests have clearly guided the war on terrorism and have superseded the interests of other partner nation-states in that military effort. S. definitions of its enemies within and without have also been national. They have reinforced the national bonds that tie Arab American communities in the United States with their Arab counterparts in the Middle East and opposed them to the United States and its national agendas. The Changing International and National Challenges Facing Arab Americans Before September 11 As Arab Americans politically organize to defend themselves against the attacks that use the war on terrorism and homeland security as justifications, it is important to appreciate how the intersection of international and national policies underlined their representations in the United States before and after September 11, 2001.
The Centrality of Palestine The recurring themes in this volume reflect issues that are most pressing to our contributors. The number of submissions focusing on Palestine reflects the xxxii | Introduction centrality of the liberation of Palestine to Arabs and Arab Americans. -Israeli relations, as well as Palestine-centered activism in the United States. Why is Palestine so central? There are several historical reasons. First, Palestine’s vast diaspora exceeds the size of the Palestinian population of the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel combined.
Say maybe. If appropriate, inquire casually, Have you always been white, or is it recent? Several contributors tackle these questions, sharing experiences of exclusion from debates on race and racism or experiences where others perceived them as Latinas, Greeks, Italians, South Asians, or African Americans depending on the context or on assumptions about race, ethnicity, and skin color. Some contributors illuminate the ways in which Muslims have come to be visualized and racialized. Mona El-Ghobashy’s and Evelyn Alsultany’s pieces reflect opposite sides of the same coin.