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Essays on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S. with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language). Also includes info on historical background and settlement patterns.
How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? by Moustafa Bayoumi
Call Number: 973.088 B34h fourth floor
Publication Date: 2009-07-28
The story of how young Arab and Muslim Americans are forging lives for themselves in a country that often mistakes them for the enemy. Just over a century ago , W.E.B. Du Bois posed a probing question in his classic The Souls of Black Folk: How does it feel to be a problem? Now, Moustafa Bayoumi asks the same about America's new "problem"-Arab- and Muslim-Americans.
Ethnic Identity of Palestinian Immigrants in the United States by Faida Abu-Ghazaleh
BBC's country profiles are a guide to the history, politics and economic background of countries. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives. SPECIAL NOTE: ON-CAMPUS network access to all BBC sites is currently blocked. MTSU's ITD is working to resolve this issue.
The American Muslim is dedicated to the promotion of peace, justice, and reconciliation for all humanity. We strive to: Provide an open forum for the discussion of ideas and issues of concern to Muslims in America from various points of view (based on Qur’an and Sunnah) representing no one school of thought, ethnic group or organization, but to encourage all to be represented in these pages and to speak for themselves.
An accurate and nuanced knowledge of the Middle East is important in understanding the behavior of residents there, and understanding their perceptions of foreigners. Unfortunately, both sides -- Middle East and West -- hold a number of common misperceptions about each other, informed more often by stereotypes than by facts or firsthand knowledge.
This paper explores the portrayal of Arab-Americans and Muslims in the U.S. media. Specific attention is given to media agenda setting and dominant ideology frames used to represent Arab-Americans and Muslims. Extant research is reviewed to develop an understanding of dominant media framing techniques and themes regarding these populations.
Since the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Muslims have been a widely discussed the topic in American media. The researchers asked the question: How are Muslims portrayed in American media and analyzed online news articles from Fox News, CNN, and NPR on the topic of Muslims in America between August 1 and September 30, 2010.
Provides an overview and analysis of the media's depiction of Muslim Arabs, particularly on television and in motion pictures, and the effect these images have on individuals. The study is based on some eight hundred feature films and hundreds of television newscasts, documentaries, and entertainment shows that portray stereotypical Muslims resembling Ayatollah Khomeini, Muammar Qadhafi, or Saddam Hussein
Trends across most print outlets point to a shift toward online and the importance of maintaining community news coverage, even while trying to increase coverage of the Middle East and North Africa. And for the most part, Arab-American newspapers are offering both Arabic and English content to their changing readership.