Gender, Race, and Symbolic Boundaries: Contested Spaces of Identity among Arab American Adolescents

@article{Ajrouch2004GenderRA,
  title={Gender, Race, and Symbolic Boundaries: Contested Spaces of Identity among Arab American Adolescents},
  author={K. Ajrouch},
  journal={Sociological Perspectives},
  year={2004},
  volume={47},
  pages={371 - 391}
}
  • K. Ajrouch
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Sociological Perspectives
Attention to social patterns within immigrant groups provides a critical means for discerning processes of ethnic identity formation. This study draws from the theoretical foundations of boundary work to examine identity formation among second-generation Arab American adolescents. Contested spaces of identity emerge as teens distinguish themselves from immigrant culture and “white” society. Focus group discussions highlight the significance of gender relations and the way in which… Expand
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