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Unsettled Belonging: Educating Palestinian American Youth after 9/11

Thea Renda Abu El-Haj


Unsettled belonging is an ethnographic study that focuses on how young Palestinian Americans navigated and constructed belonging and citizenship across transnational fields; and it examines their encounters with an exclusionary politics of belonging that emerged from the routine practices of everyday U.S. nationalism inside their schools, in the post 9-11 decade. At the heart of this book rests a question about disjunctures of modern citizenship. Taking an anthropological perspective on citizenship as lived experiences through which people negotiate social, cultural, and political membership, ... More

Keywords: Palestinian American youth, belonging, transnationalism, nationalism, education, imperialism, immigration, war on terror, Muslims, racialization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226289328
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226289632.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thea Renda Abu El-Haj, author
Rutgers University