Abraham, Nabeel. Anti-Arab racism and violence in the United States

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Anti-Arab racism and violence in the United States

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The development of Arab-American identity, edited by Ernest McCarus

Published By: Original publisher The development of Arab-American identity, edited by Ernest McCarus Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 1994. 155-214 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Nabeel Abraham

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Arab Americans (NK09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ethnic stratification (563); Brawls, riots, and banditry (579); Initiation of judicial proceedings (694);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a review of various acts of anti-Arab racism and hate violence in the United States during the 1980s. A report by the Center for Democratic Renewal (CDR) and published by the National Council of Churches recorded nearly 3,000 acts of 'bigoted violence' against Arab-Americans during this same period. According to the author the conventional view of racism and violence as propounded in the CDR and similar reports -- as instituted by far-right, racist and anti-semitic organizations -- is too narrow to account adequately for all cases of anti-Arab racism and violence. Abraham suggest several other causative factors, as for example international terrorism, world conflicts (the Gulf War), and even xenophobia. In conclusion the author's analysis of his data seem to indicate further inadequacies in the conventional view of racism: namely that anti-Arab racism in the late twentieth century is not only a fringe phenomenon, but extends to mainstream society as well (p. 160).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 20

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nk09-020

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-214)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1998

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1980-1986

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Arab Americans

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