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American Studies Encounters the Middle East
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American Studies Encounters the Middle East

Alex Lubin and Marwan M. Kraidy

Abstract

In American Studies, attention is shifting to American engagements with the Middle East, especially in the aftermath of war in Iraq and broad American economic influence. As protest against economic inequality, social discrimination, and political repression has risen around the world, recent Arab uprisings have attracted special focus. In this volume, Alex Lubin and Marwan Kraidy curate a new collection of essays that offer a reappraisal of the field of American Studies at the end of the “American Century.” The goal of this volume is not merely to continue the ongoing process of international ... More

Keywords: American Century, Arab-American relations, Middle East, Internationalization, American Studies, War on Terror, Arab Spring

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469628844
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628844.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex Lubin, editor

Marwan M. Kraidy, editor

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Introduction

Alex Lubin and Marwan M. Kraidy

Part I The Arab–U.S. Encounter: Entangled Histories and Contemporary Flows

Salim the Algerine

Judith E. Tucker

Arab Spring, American Autumn

Brian T. Edwards

Part II Infrastructures of Control: From Mythmaking to Drone Warfare

Traveling Law

Craig Jones

Technology’s Borders

Helga Tawil-Souri

End Matter