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Arab New YorkPolitics and Community in the Everyday Lives of Arab Americans$
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Emily Regan Wills

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781479897650

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479897650.001.0001

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Mapping Arab New York

Mapping Arab New York

Complexity and Community

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(p.26) 2 Mapping Arab New York
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Arab New York
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Emily Regan Wills

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479897650.003.0002

This chapter provides an overview of the Arab communities and population of New York in the period between 2009 and 2012. Quantitatively, it analyses demographic statistics for all five boroughs to document the diversity and spread of people of Arab origin. Qualitatively, it documents the lived geography of the three most prominent Arab neighborhoods, Bay Ridge and Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, and Astoria, Queens. In addition, it explores the variety of community organizations and activist groups that work in Arab communities, and introduces the three key fieldsites for the book as a whole: the Arab American Association of New York, Adalah-NY: The New York Coalition for the Boycott of Israel, and Al-Awda NY: The Paletine Right to Return Coalition.

Keywords:   Demographics, New York City, Social Movements, Community-based organizations, Civil Society Organizations, Ethnic Neighborhoods

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