“Counter Discourse”: Writing as a Means of Resistance in Selections of Contemporary Arab-American PoetryMahmoud, Shimaa
AbstractAbstract This thesis discusses how Arab-American poetry as a post-colonial discourse enables Arab-Americans to resist stereotyping and its consequences. As a means of challenging negative stereotypes, contemporary Arab-American poets employ a counter discourse to smoothly deconstruct the stereotypical image of an Arab. Further, Arab-American poets tend to introduce an alternative image of Arabs thus helping those who hold negative ideas about Arab-Americans to re-conceptualize their ideas.
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