Civil Rights in Peril

Civil Rights in Peril : The Targeting of Arabs and Muslims

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Muslims and Arab-Americans are increasingly under attack as a result of the US 'war on terror' - at home, as well as abroad.

Since the tragic events of September 11, Arab and Muslim Americans have faced a major assault on their civil liberties, with the Patriot Act on the frontline of this. Civil Rights in Peril seeks to expose the impact of these new governmental powers on Muslims and Arabs, as well as other groups and individuals targeted as part of the Bush administration's 'war on terror', and to show how ordinary people can resist these attacks on our fundamental rights.

This powerful anthology, edited by the well-known scholar and activist Elaine Hagopian, includes essays by Samih Farsoun, Naseer Aruri, Susan Akram, Nancy Murray, Robert Morlino and William Youmans.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 25.15mm | 544.31g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745322654
  • 9780745322650

Table of contents



Part I Pre- and Post-September 11, 2001 Legislation and Regulations Affecting Civil Liberties

1. Race and Civil Rights Pre-September 11, 2001: The Targeting of Arabs and Muslims by Susan M. Akram and Kevin R. Johnson

2. Profiled: Arabs, Muslims and the Post-September 11, 2001 Hunt for the 'Enemy Within' by Nancy Murray

Part II Sustaining and Reinforcing Demonisation of Arabs and Muslims: Manufacturing Racist Images of Arabs and Muslims

3. 'Our Enemies Among Us'-The Portrayal of Arab and Muslim Americans in Post-9/11 American Media by Robert Morlino

4. The New Cold War Network: Arabs and Muslims as the Enemy at Home and Abroad by Will Youmans

Part III The Convergence of U.S. Domestic Shift to the Far Right and the Pursuit of Global Expansion: The Criminalisation of Arab and Muslim Communities

5. Roots of the American Anti-Terrorism Crusade by Samih Farsoun

6. American Global Reach and the Anti-Terrorist Crusade of by George W. Bush.

Naseer Aruri

7. The Interlocking of Right Wing Politics and U.S. Middle East Policy: Solidifying Arab/Muslim Demonisation by Elaine C. Hagopian

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'An important contribution to understanding the domestic side effects of the need for a foreign bogeyman after the dissolution of that other "Evil Empire", the Soviet Union' -- Abdeen Jabara, Civil Rights Attorney, Past President, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee 'An excellent contribution to the ignored facets of US wars on terrorism; those wars are also fought in US cities and towns, mostly targeting Arabs and Muslims' -- As'ad AbuKhalil, Dept. of Politics, California State University 'Elaine Hagopian, one of the country's most respected analysts of Middle East affairs, has brought together a group of astute commentators, who give us a refreshingly critical view of the current demonization of Muslims and Arabs' -- Howard Zinn
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About Elaine C. Hagopian

Elaine C. Hagopian is Professor Emerita of Sociology, Simmons College, Boston.
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