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The Role of Religion in Shaping Identity among Diaspora Palestinians in Chicago
Loren Lybarger, Ohio University

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Palestinian Chicago: Identity in Exile (Book)
Title: Palestinian Chicago: Identity in Exile
Author: Loren D. Lybarger
Abstract: Chicago is home to one of the largest, most politically active Palestinian immigrant communities in the United States. For decades, secular nationalism held sway as the dominant political ideology, but since the 1990s its structures have weakened and Islamic institutions have gained strength. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and interview data, Palestinian Chicago charts the origins of these changes and the multiple effects they have had on identity across religious, political, class, gender, and generational lines. The perspectives that emerge through this rich ethnography challenge prevailing understandings of secularity and religion, offering critical insight into current debates about immigration and national belonging.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: http://
Primary URL Description: University of California Press website for this book
Secondary URL: http://
Secondary URL Description: Amazon site for the book
Access Model: open acces (electronic) and also a paperback (which is for sale)
Publisher: University of California Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780520337619
Copy sent to NEH?: No