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The Resource Conditional citizens : on belonging in America, Laila Lalami

Conditional citizens : on belonging in America, Laila Lalami

Label
Conditional citizens : on belonging in America
Title
Conditional citizens
Title remainder
on belonging in America
Statement of responsibility
Laila Lalami
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The acclaimed, award-winning novelist--author of The Moor's Account and The Other Americans--now gives us a bracingly personal work of nonfiction that is concerned with the experiences of "conditional citizens." What does it mean to be American? In this starkly illuminating and impassioned book, Pulitzer Prize Finalist Laila Lalami recounts her unlikely journey from Moroccan immigrant to U.S. citizen, using it as a starting point for her exploration of the rights, liberties, and protections that are traditionally associated with American citizenship. Tapping into history, politics, and literature, she elucidates how accidents of birth--such as national origin, race, or gender--that once determined the boundaries of Americanness still cast their shadows today. Throughout the book, she poignantly illustrates how white supremacy survives through adaptation and legislation, with the result that a caste system is maintained, keeping the modern equivalent of white male landowners at the top of the social hierarchy. Conditional citizens, she argues, are all the people whom America embraces with one arm, and pushes away with the other. Brilliantly argued and deeply personal, Conditional Citizens weaves together the author's own experiences with explorations of the place of nonwhites in the broader American culture"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10889439
Cataloging source
DLC
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1968-
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Lalami, Laila
Dewey number
323.60973
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK1759
LC item number
.L223 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Citizenship
  • United States
  • Naturalization
  • Discrimination
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on belonging in America
Label
Conditional citizens : on belonging in America, Laila Lalami
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-191)
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2019037549
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781524747169
Lccn
2019037549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119062743
Label
Conditional citizens : on belonging in America, Laila Lalami
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-191)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2019037549
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781524747169
Lccn
2019037549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119062743

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