TITLE

UNDERSTANDING THE ATTITUDES OF ARABS TOWARD "AMERICA": THE UNDERUTILIZATION OF CLASS

AUTHOR(S)
Hashem, Mazen
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Arab Studies Quarterly;Winter/Spring2005, Vol. 27 Issue 1/2, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the attitudes of Arabs toward the U.S. in the 21st century. The Arab attitude can be mapped by intersecting two class-related dimensions: cultural capital and global market position. Three ideal-type groups can be identified. First, the common person who is minimally educated, holding a high school degree or less, and works in a local profession that has little to do with the outside world. Second, the professional who holds an undergraduate university degree and works in an environment that has some international connections. Third, the learned is the well-read person who is engaged in global culture and concerns.
ACCESSION #
18916388

 

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