Daily Life of Arab Americans in the 21st Century by Anan Ameri & Holly Arida
Arab American National Museum
The term "Arab American" is often used to describe a broad range of people who are ethnically diverse and come from many countries, including Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait. Some Arab Americans have been in the United States since the 1880s. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 did serve to highlight the necessity for Americans to better understand the discrete nations and ethnicities of the Middle East.
This title documents the key aspects of contemporary Arab American life, including their many contributions to American society. It begins with an overview of the immigrant experience, but focuses primarily on the past decade, examining the political, family, religious, educational, professional, public, and artistic aspects of the Arab American experience. Readers will understand how this unique experience is impacted by political events both here in America and in the Arab world.
Anan Ameri, PhD, is the founding director of the Arab American National Museum. She holds a PhD in sociology from Wayne State University and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies in 1996. With more than 30 years of experience in working with Arab American communities in the US she has authored and edited several books and articles about Arab Americans, including Arab Americans in Metro Detroit, Telling Our Story and Arab American Encyclopedia (all avaliable in AANM's store and online).
Holly Arida is an educator and writer who specializes in Middle Eastern and Arab American affairs. She has authored several articles and co-edited Etching our Own Image (avaliable in the AANM store and online site). Arida is a graduate of the Center for Modern Middle Eastern & North African Studies at the University of Michigan and currently teaches at Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School.
Published 2012 by Greenwood Press- Hardcover- 261 pages