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Resources

Below is a list of resources and content regarding the Arab and Arab American identity and culture:

Arab Americans

Resources:

Arab America Blog

Featuring content written by Arab America regarding identity, culture, history, cuisine, contributions and Arab American issues.

Center for Arab American Studies

University of Michigan-Dearborn – The only academic institution in the United States devoted solely to the study of Arab Americans.

Program in American Culture

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor – Committed to an interdisciplinary approach to Arab American Studies that integrates research and teaching methods from various fields, such as history, media studies, literature, anthropology, sociology, etc. A transnational approach that highlights the relationship between Arab homelands and diasporas.

Alif Institute

Alif Institute fosters an understanding and appreciation of Arab culture and to engage Arabs and non-Arabs alike to achieve this mission.

Arab American Cultural and Community Center

Serves the community through cultural programs, outreach, and social services; promotes Arab culture and heritage and fosters a greater understanding of Arab Culture in Houston

Arab American National Museum

The Arab American National Museum is the first museum in the world devoted to Arab American history and culture.

Detroit Free Press

100 Questions and Answers about Arab Americans.

Arab World

Resources:

The Arab World

A description of the diversity and culture of the Arab world.

Al-Bab

Al-Bab aims to introduce non-Arabs to the Arabs and their culture. Western explorers of the 18th and 19th centuries portrayed the Arab world as a strange, exotic and sometimes terrifying place. Al-Bab seeks to portray the Arab world neither as an object of fear nor as a cultural curiosity – fascinating though it may be.

Al Mashriq

Cultural riches of the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean-an anthropological guide. Al-Mashriq is a non-political, non-sectarian, non-commercial server. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors and in no way reflect the views of the maintainer of the server. Its purpose is to reflect a culture and the ways of life of Lebanon and the Levant and was started as guide and entry point to the life and history of the region for the benefit of expatriates of the Levant.

Arab Center Washington DC

The Arab Center is a nonprofit, independent, and nonpartisan research organization dedicated to furthering the political, economic, and social understanding of the Arab world in the United States and to providing insight on US policies and interests in the Middle East.

Amideast

Promoting understanding and cooperation between Americans and the people of the Middle East and North Africa.

Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Georgetown University – The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) is the only academic center in the United States focusing essentially on the Arab world–the region from Morocco to the Gulf. It has been doing so with distinction for over 30 years.

Institute for Palestine Studies

The Institute for Palestine Studies is the oldest institute in the world devoted exclusively to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs

Middle East Institute

Founded in 1946, the Middle East Institute’s principal objective is to increase Americans’ knowledge and understanding of the region.

Middle East Policy Council

A non-profit organization whose purpose is to contribute to an understanding of current issues in U.S.-Middle East relations.

Middle East Studies Association (MESA)

For scholars, students, and others interested in the study of the Middle East, North Africa and the Islamic world.

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

A non-profit organization dedicated to improving American knowledge and understanding of the Arab world.

The Jerusalem Fund

The Jerusalem Fund aims to foster greater awareness about Palestine, in the United States and abroad, and to ameliorate the lives of Palestinians in Palestine and the diaspora.

Arabic Language and Literature

Resources:

Arabic Literature

A description detailing the history and current trends in Arabic literature

Qatar Foundation International

The Qatar Foundation is dedicated to advancing global citizenship and Arabic language and Arab culture.

The Works Of Gibran

The collected works and biography of the famous Arab American author Khalil Gibran

Al Jadid Magazine

A review and record of Arab culture and arts.

Content:

Top Quotes of Kahlil Gibran: A Literary Hero

9 Surprising Facts About the Arabic Language

20 Arabic Proverbs We Love

Arab Arts

Resources:

Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture is an initiative of Arab cultural activists as an independent foundation to support individual artists, writers, researchers, intellectuals, as well as organizations from the Arab region working in the field of arts and culture.

Islamic Art.Com

Original art centered on the theme of Islam and the Arab experience.

Arab Food

Content:

100 Best Arab Restaurants Around America!

Baba Ghanoush, the Smoky Cousin of Hummus

Kefta Bi Tahini: Kefta with Potatoes and Tahini Sauce

Falafel Galore

8 Secrets on How to Make Perfect Tabbouleh

The “Madonna” of Wraps: Chicken Shawarma

Baklava–The Most Collaborative Dessert from the Middle East

Knafeh: The Queen of Arab Desserts

Coffee: Arabia’s Gift to the World

Arab Music

Resources:

Turath

Turaath is the oldest site on the web dedicated to the education, analysis, reviews, and resources for traditional Arab music worldwide.

Classical Arabic Music

This site houses a complete anthology of classical and traditional Arab music on MP3’s and DVD from throughout the Arab world.

Content:

Sayyed Darwish – The Father Of Modern Arab Music

The ‘Ud – Once Its Music Captivated Europe

The Qanun – An Arab Musical Instrument Par-Excellence

Some of The Best Arabic Dance Songs of All Time

Going Back in Time with Arab Music: Old is Gold

Arab Americans as Musicians

Arab Contributions

Content:

10 Wonders of the Arab World

Arab/Islamic Contributions To World Mechanics And Engineering

Arab Contributions to the Sciences

Arab Contributions To The Game Of Chess

Arab American Identity

Content:

Arab American Attractions to See in the United States

How Did Detroit Become a Center for Arabs in the United States?

Arab Americans as Educators

Arab Americans in Television

Arab Americans in the Armed Forces

Arab Americans Holding onto their Traditions