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Introduction

Nora Rose Moosnick

in Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780813136219
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813136851 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813136219.003.0001
Introduction

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Arabs and Jews are inevitably construed as opposing forces engaged in conflict of biblical and global proportions. Renderings of Arabs and Jews often overlook the many close and complicated relationships that they have forged today and historically. In this introductory chapter, the stage is set for the chapters that follow-narratives that confront superficial notions of Arabs and Jews-noting that the chapters in which the stories are told an Arab and a Jewish woman are paired around common themes. This introductory chapter ends by speaking to the context in which the stories were gathered including the documentarian's perspective focused on marginalization.

Keywords: Arab American women; Jewish women; marginalization; anti-Semitism; context; Kentucky

Chapter.  5460 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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