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Title The 9/11 generation : youth, rights, and solidarity in the war on terror / Sunaina Marr Maira.
Author Maira, Sunaina, 1969-
Publication New York : New York University Press, [2016]
Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- The 9/11 generation in Silicon Valley -- The new civil rights movement: cross-racial alliances and interfaith activism -- Human rights, uncivil activism, and Palestinianization -- More delicate than a flower, yet harder than a rock: human rights and humanitarianism in Af-Pak -- Coming of age under surveillance: surveillance effects and the post-9/11 culture wars -- Democracy and its others.
Summary Since the attacks of 9/11, the banner of national security has led to intense monitoring of the politics of Muslim and Arab Americans. Young people from these communities have come of age in a time when the question of political engagement is both urgent and fraught. In The 9/11 Generation, Sunaina Marr Maira uses extensive ethnography to understand the meaning of political subjecthood and mobilization for Arab, South Asian, and Afghan American youth. Maira explores how young people from communities targeted in the War on Terror engage with the "political," forging coalitions based on new racial and ethnic categories, even while under constant scrutiny and surveillance, and organizing around notions of civil rights and human rights. The 9/11 Generation explores the possibilities and pitfalls of rights-based organizing at a moment when the vocabulary of rights and democracy has been used to justify imperial interventions, such as the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Maira further reconsiders political solidarity in cross-racial and interfaith alliances at a time when US, nationalism is understood as not just multicultural but also post-racial. Throughout, she weaves stories of post-9/11 youth activism through key debates about neoliberal democracy, the "radicalization" of Muslim youth, gender, and humanitarianism.
Note Print version record.
Subject September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) (OCoLC)fst01112794
War on Terrorism (2001-2009) (OCoLC)fst01754980
Youth -- Political activity -- California.
Civil rights -- California.
Islamophobia -- California.
Muslims -- California -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Minority youth -- California -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Social aspects.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Social aspects.
Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst00862627
Islamophobia. (OCoLC)fst01737869
Minority youth -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01023461
Muslims -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01031070
Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01354981
Youth -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst01183486
California. (OCoLC)fst01204928
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Maira, Sunaina, 1969- 9/11 generation. New York : New York University Press, [2016] 9781479817696 (DLC) 2016010270 (OCoLC)946161364
ISBN 9781479866069 (electronic bk.)
1479866067 (electronic bk.)

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