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The Resource Whitewashed : America's invisible Middle Eastern minority, John Tehranian

Whitewashed : America's invisible Middle Eastern minority, John Tehranian

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Whitewashed : America's invisible Middle Eastern minority
Title
Whitewashed
Title remainder
America's invisible Middle Eastern minority
Statement of responsibility
John Tehranian
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • From the Publisher: Middle Easterners: Sometimes White, Sometimes Not-an article by John Tehranian. The Middle Eastern question lies at the heart of the most pressing issues of our time: the war in Iraq and on terrorism, the growing tension between preservation of our national security and protection of our civil rights, and the debate over immigration, assimilation, and our national identity. Yet paradoxically, little attention is focused on our domestic Middle Eastern population and its place in American society. Unlike many other racial minorities in our country, Middle Eastern Americans have faced rising, rather than diminishing, degrees of discrimination over time; a fact highlighted by recent targeted immigration policies, racial profiling, a war on terrorism with a decided racialist bent, and growing rates of job discrimination and hate crime. Oddly enough, however, Middle Eastern Americans are not even considered a minority in official government data. Instead, they are deemed white by law. In Whitewashed, John Tehranian combines his own personal experiences as an Iranian American with an expert's analysis of current events, legal trends, and critical theory to analyze this bizarre Catch-22 of Middle Eastern racial classification. He explains how American constructions of Middle Eastern racial identity have changed over the last two centuries, paying particular attention to the shift in perceptions of the Middle Easterner from friendly foreigner to enemy alien, a trend accelerated by the tragic events of September 11. Focusing on the contemporary immigration debate, the war on terrorism, media portrayals of Middle Easterners, and the processes of creating racial stereo-types, Tehranian argues that, despite its many successes, the modern civil rights movement has not done enough to protect the liberties of Middle Eastern Americans. By following how concepts of whiteness have transformed over time, Whitewashed forces readers to rethink and question some of their most deeply held assumptions about race in American society
  • "Middle Eastern Americans are not considered a minority in official government data. Instead, they are deemed white by law." "In Whitewashed, John Tehranian combines his own personal experiences as a Middle Eastern American with an expert's analysis of current events, legal trends, and critical theory to analyze this bizarre Catch-22 of Middle Eastern racial classification. He explains how American constructions of Middle Eastern racial identity have changed over the last two centuries, paying particular attention to the shift in perceptions of the Middle Easterner from friendly foreigner to enemy alien, a trend accelerated by the tragic events of 9/11. Focusing on the contemporary immigration debate, the war on terrorism, media portrayals of Middle Easterners, and the processes of creating racial stereotypes, Tehranian argues that, despite its many successes, the modern civil rights movement has not done enough to protect the liberties of Middle Eastern Americans."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Tehranian, John
Dewey number
305.89/4073
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A65
LC item number
T45 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical America
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  • Arab Americans
  • Iranian Americans
  • Turkish Americans
  • Arab Americans
  • Iranian Americans
  • Turkish Americans
  • Whites
  • Racism
  • Race discrimination
  • United States
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Whitewashed : America's invisible Middle Eastern minority, John Tehranian
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Price of the ticket -- 1: Constructing caucasians: a brief history of whiteness -- 2: Performing whiteness: law, dramaturgy, and the paradox of Middle Eastern racial classification -- 3: From friendly foreigner to enemy race: selective racialization, covering, and the negotiation of Middle Eastern American identity -- 4: Last minstrel show? Middle Easterners in media -- 5: Threat level orange: the war on terrorism and the assault on Middle Eastern civil rights -- 6: Lifting the veil: thinking about reform -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index -- About the author
Control code
228425560
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9780814783061
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)228425560
Label
Whitewashed : America's invisible Middle Eastern minority, John Tehranian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Price of the ticket -- 1: Constructing caucasians: a brief history of whiteness -- 2: Performing whiteness: law, dramaturgy, and the paradox of Middle Eastern racial classification -- 3: From friendly foreigner to enemy race: selective racialization, covering, and the negotiation of Middle Eastern American identity -- 4: Last minstrel show? Middle Easterners in media -- 5: Threat level orange: the war on terrorism and the assault on Middle Eastern civil rights -- 6: Lifting the veil: thinking about reform -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index -- About the author
Control code
228425560
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9780814783061
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)228425560

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