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Arab Americans and Gender

Arab Americans have a rich and diverse cultural heritage. Despite Arab migration to the United States dating from the late 19th century, social scientists only began to conduct research involving this population in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. This entry examines the small but growing body of literature on ethnic and cultural identity and norms, family processes, differential experiences based on gender, and the effects of post-9/11 discrimination on Arab American psychological well-being. Implications for practice and research are discussed.

Who Are Arab Americans?

Arab Americans are individuals in the United States whose country of origin or ancestry is one of the 22 member nations of the Arab League in the Middle East and North Africa (i.e., Algeria, Bahrain, Comoro Islands, Djibouti, Egypt, ...

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