TitleBecoming Citizens in an Era of Globalization and Transnational Migration: Re-imagining Citizenship as Critical Practice
Uniform TitleTheory into Practice
PublisherRoutledge/Taylor & Francis
NameAbu El-Haj, Thea R. (Author),
Arab American youth,
September 11 terrorist attacks, 2001
DescriptionThis article examines how the perspectives and experiences of Arab American youth from immigrant communities can help educators think about what it means to teach young people to become active participants in the social, civic, and political spheres within and across the boundaries of nation-states. Arab American youths' perspectives are reflective of the transnational nature of their life experiences, as well as the unfortunate ways they have been positioned as enemy-outsiders to the United States in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Listening closely to the experiences and perspectives of these young people yields concrete implications for designing citizenship education that reflects the changing nature of belonging and citizenship. This article proposes that we stop thinking about citizenship primarily in relation to national identifications and begin to see it as a set of critical practices—practices that give young people the tools to work for social change within and across the boundaries of nation-states.
NoteThis is an electronic version of an article published in Abu El-Haj,T. R., Becoming Citizens in an Era of Globalization and Transnational Migration: Re-imagining Citizenship as Critical Practice. Theory Into Practice. 48(4):274-282, 2009. Theory into Practice is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00405840903192714. This is a post-print copy of the published article.
NoteAbu El-Haj, Thea R. Becoming Citizens in an Era of Globalization and Transnational Migration: Re-imagining Citizenship as Critical Practice. Theory Into Practice. 48(4):274-282, 2009
NoteThis research was largely funded by a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. This research has also been supported by a Rutgers University Research Council Grant.
CollectionAbu El-Haj Thea Collection
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