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Ethnic and Cultural Diversity: Arab Americans

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Arab Americans

100 Questions and Answers About Arab Americans: This site from the Detroit Free Press presents an overview and discusses the origins, language, statistics, family life, customs, religion, politics, terminology, and stereotypes about Arab Americans.

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC): Website of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, a civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage.

Arab American Bibliographies: From the Arab American National Museum. Individual titles include : Arab American and Middle Eastern Christians; Arab American Immigration and General History; Arab Americans and the Post-9/11 Environment; Arab and Muslim Women in the U.S. and Arab American Family Life; Muslims in the United States; Regional Studies of Arab Americans; and Representations and Perceptions.

Arab American Institute: See the Research tab for demographics and other important information. 

Arab-American Literature, Origins and Developments: The last two decades have seen a dramatic increase in publication by Arab-American writers. This literary burgeoning reflects in part the shifting historical, social, and political contexts that have pushed Arab-Americans to the foreground, creating both new spaces for their voices and new urgencies of expression, as well as the flourishing creativity of these writers.  Article by Lisa Suhair Majaj appearing in American Studies Journal, Number 52 (Winter 2008).

Arab American National Museum: The Arab American National Museum is the first museum in the world devoted to Arab American history and culture (and it's located in Michigan).The Museum brings to light the shared experiences of immigrants and ethnic groups, paying tribute to the diversity of our nation.  Provides access to the museum library catalog.  An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

A Celebration of Women Writers: Arab Writers: The Celebration of Women Writers recognizes the contributions of women writers throughout history.

Cinemayaat: The Arab Film Festival: "The Arab Film Festival screens films directed by Arab or Arab Americans or films related to the Arab world." Includes selected profiles of films of previous festivals in the San Francisco, California Bay Area.

List of Arab American Writers from Wikipedia. Also see American Writers of Arab Descent and Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI).

Middle East American Resources Online : MEARO was established in response to the growing interest and need to incorporate Middle Eastern Americans into the study of American society and culture, past and present. The project is grounded on the rich and significant body of scholarship and literature produced over a course of more than a century.

Muslims in America: Time Photo Essay. Photographer Ziyah Gafic provides an intimate portrait of America's Islamic community.

Reclaiming Identity : Dismantling Arab Stereotypes: Why does the word “Arab” evoke images of terrorists & veiled, oppressed women? This online exhibit dismantles stereotypes by tracing their origins and impacts, while offering a more realistic portrait of Arab and Arab American identities.

VG/Voices from the Gaps: A website based in the English Department at the University of Minnesota and dedicated to bringing together marginalized resources and knowledges about women artists of color to serve secondary and college education across the world.  This link highlights Arab-American women.  For additional categoris such as Palestinian Americans, click here.

Voice of the Shuttle: Arab American Links.  VOS is woven by Alan Liu and a development team in the University of California, Santa Barbara, English Department.


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