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El-Haj, Thea Renda Abu – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2009
This 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…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Activism, Democracy, Citizenship Education
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Vora, Neha – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2015
Through ethnographic examples of students' engagement with American universities in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, I argue that branch campuses have a particularly important relationship with emerging forms of racial consciousness, identity, and politicization among students, both citizen and foreign resident. This entry point is one that…
Descriptors: Ethnography, International Schools, Universities, Knowledge Economy
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Abu El-Haj, Thea R. – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2002
Recommends that educational anthropologists publicly attack the ideological purposes to which the concept of culture has been deployed following the September 11 attacks, noting the importance of supporting schools, communities, and the media in addressing the power and politics of race and religion in contemporary social and political contexts.…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Arabs, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sarroub, Loukia K. – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2002
Discusses how individuals and communities in the United States re-present themselves in the context of the terrorist attack of September 11 and its complex aftermath, exploring the "American" discourse on inclusion and discrimination by examining the neologisms and social practices that were amplified by the attack in local and national…
Descriptors: Arabs, Cultural Context, Ethnography, Immigrants