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The 9/11 Generation: Youth, Rights, and Solidarity in the War on Terror

Sunaina Marr Maira


In The 9/11 Generation, Sunaina Marr Maira uses extensive ethnography to understand the meaning of political subjecthood and mobilization for Arab, South Asian, and Afghan American youth. Maira explores how young people from communities targeted in the War on Terror engage with the “political,” forging coalitions based on new racial and ethnic categories, even while they are under constant scrutiny and surveillance, and organizing around notions of civil rights and human rights. The 9/11 Generation explores the possibilities and pitfalls of rights-based organizing at a moment when the vocabula ... More

Keywords: 9/11, youth activism, war on terror, Iraq war, Afghan war, Ethnography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781479817696
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479817696.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sunaina Marr Maira, author
University of California, Davis