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The 9/11 Generation
Youth, Rights, and Solidarity in the War on Terror

  • Sunaina Marr Maira - Professor of Asian American Studies, University of California, Davis.

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November 2017 | 332 pages | SAGE Vistaar

Since the attacks of 9/11, the banner of national security has led to intense monitoring of the politics of youth from the South Asian and Arab diaspora in several countries. The 9/11 Generation explores how young people from these communities targeted in the War on Terror engage with the political domain, even while they are under constant scrutiny and surveillance. 

The book seeks to understand the meaning of political subjecthood and mobilization, especially for South Asian and Arab youth forging coalitions based on new racial and ethnic categories and organizing around notions of civil rights and human rights. It focuses on the possibilities and pitfalls of rights-based organizing at a moment when the vocabulary of rights and democracy has been used to justify military interventions such as in Iraq and Afghanistan. The book describes post-9/11 youth activism through key debates about neoliberal democracy, the radicalization of youth, gender, and humanitarianism.

 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
 
The 9/11 Generation in Silicon Valley
 
The New Civil Rights Movement: Cross-Racial Alliances and Interfaith Activism
 
Human Rights, Uncivil Activism, and Palestinianization
 
More Delicate than a Flower, yet Harder than a Rock: Human Rights and Humanitarianism in Af-Pak
 
Coming of Age under Surveillance: Surveillance Effects and the Post-9/11 Culture Wars
 
Democracy and Its Others
 
Notes
 
Bibliography
 
Index

“… excellent and essential—a book that leads us through the impact of the Global War on Terror … gripping and urgent.”

Vijay Prashad,
Author of Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today

“… excellent and essential—a book that leads us through the impact of the Global War on Terror … gripping and urgent.”

Vijay Prashad,
Author of Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today

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Sunaina Marr Maira

Sunaina Marr Maira is Professor of Asian American Studies at UC Davis. She is the author of Desis in the House: Indian American Youth Culture in New York City and Missing: Youth, Citizenship, and Empire after 9/11 as well as other works. Maira co-edited The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent. More About Author

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