Abu El-Haj, Thea R. (2009). Imagining Postnationalism: Arts, Citizenship Education,and Arab American Youth. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 40(1), 1-19. Retrieved from https://doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3G44NP5
AbstractThis article explores an Arab American community arts organization as a site for promoting youth civic participation and social activism. Studying a citizenship education project outside the school walls, and focusing on the arts as a medium for this work, foregrounds the role of the symbolic for engaging youth as active participants in democratic society. The article also examines the symbolic political argument for postnational citizenship that the young participants articulated through a film they produced.
SubjectsArab American youth, Citizenship education, Arts, Immigration, Islamic culture, Muslims, North America, September 11 terrorist attacks, 2001, Ethnicity, Nationalism
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