Education and Identity
This chapter demonstrates the central role that informal educational spaces can play in identity formation and political socialization. Using the example of an adult women’s English as a Second Language program and a summer youth program, it develops the concept of ‘arabiya (Arabness), a shared, diaspora-specific identity that provides recent Arab immigrants and their children with a shared sense of community. The discourses of ‘arabiya are formed dialectically through different engagements with Americaness, as well as through the use of Muslim identities and practices.
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