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Targeted Transnationals

The State, the Media, and Arab Canadians

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Targeted Transnationals

The State, the Media, and Arab Canadians

Following 9/11, the securitization of state practices and policies has chipped away at the citizenship and personal rights of all Canadians, particularly those of Arab descent. This book argues that in a securitized global context and through racialized immigration and security policies, Arab Canadians have become “targeted transnationals.” Media representations have further legitimized their homogenization and racialization. The contributors to this book examine state practices towards, and media representations of, Arab Canadians. They also present voices that counter the dominant discourse and trace forms of community resistance to the racialization of Arab Canadians.

284 pages

Table of Contents

Introduction: Arab Canadians as Targeted Transnationals / Jenna Hennebry and Bessma Momani

Part 1: State Practices and Policies

1 “Arab” Migration to Canada: Far from Monolithic / Jenna Hennebry and Zainab Amery

2 The Securitization and Racialization of Arabs in Canada’s Immigration and Citizenship Policies / Zainab Amery

3 Creeping beyond Balance? Reconciling Security and Human Rights in Uncertain Times / Andrew S. Thompson

4 On the Borderlines of Human and Citizen: The Liminal (italics) State of Arab Canadians / Yasmeen Abu-Laban

Part 2: Intersecting Discourses (this should be in italics) and Representations

5 Multiculturalism and Discrimination in Canada and Quebec: The Case of Arabs and Muslims / Rachad Antonius, Micheline Labelle, and François Rocher

6 A Mediated Relationship: Media Representations of Arabs and Muslims as a Political Process / Rachad Antonius

7 “Framing” the Toronto 18: Government Experts (this should be in italics, too), Corporate Media, and the Orientalizing of the Other / Jeremy D. Kowalski

Part 3: Voices and Resistance

8 Contesting Arab and Muslim Representations in Private Television and Radio in Canada: The Role and Decisions of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council / Dina Salha

9 Media and the (De)Construction of Al-Ghorba for Arab Canadians / Aliaa Dakroury

10 “How Do We Speak?” The Casting Out of the Canadian Arab Federation / Wafaa Hasan

Conclusion: From Targeted Transnationals to Transnational Citizens / Jenna Hennebry




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