REVISITING HITTI'S THOUGHTS ON PALESTINE AND ARAB IDENTITY.

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  • Author(s): Shibley, Gregory J.
  • Source:
    Arab Studies Quarterly. Spring2019, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p150-171. 22p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
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    • Abstract:
      Philip K. Hitti was the first scholar to study Arab-American immigration to the United States. Highly influential during the twentieth century, his ideas have lost much of their appeal to current interpreters of the early diaspora of Arab-Americans called Syrians at the time. This article revisits Hitti's thought, focusing on the issues of Palestine and Arab identity. Using primary source material from Hitti's archived papers, plus multiple secondary sources, I argue that Hitti maintained consistency, both in his advocacy of the general Arab stance opposing a Jewish homeland in Palestine, and in his construction of Arab identity as different from Syrian identity. On Palestine, Hitti clashed with Albert Einstein, in public discourse and in an acerbic private exchange of correspondence. On Arab identity, Hitti held firm to a strict interpretation, distinguishing Syrians, conceptualized as Christian, from Arabs, conceptualized as Islamic. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0271-3519
    • Accession Number:
      10.13169/arabstudquar.41.2.0150
    • Accession Number:
      137617969
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    • ABNT:
      SHIBLEY, G. J. Revisiting Hitti’s Thoughts on Palestine and Arab Identity. Arab Studies Quarterly, [s. l.], v. 41, n. 2, p. 150–171, 2019. DOI 10.13169/arabstudquar.41.2.0150. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rlh&AN=137617969. Acesso em: 7 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Shibley GJ. Revisiting Hitti’s Thoughts on Palestine and Arab Identity. Arab Studies Quarterly. 2019;41(2):150-171. doi:10.13169/arabstudquar.41.2.0150.
    • APA:
      Shibley, G. J. (2019). Revisiting Hitti’s Thoughts on Palestine and Arab Identity. Arab Studies Quarterly, 41(2), 150–171. https://doi.org/10.13169/arabstudquar.41.2.0150
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Shibley, Gregory J. 2019. “Revisiting Hitti’s Thoughts on Palestine and Arab Identity.” Arab Studies Quarterly 41 (2): 150–71. doi:10.13169/arabstudquar.41.2.0150.
    • Harvard:
      Shibley, G. J. (2019) ‘Revisiting Hitti’s Thoughts on Palestine and Arab Identity’, Arab Studies Quarterly, 41(2), pp. 150–171. doi: 10.13169/arabstudquar.41.2.0150.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Shibley, GJ 2019, ‘Revisiting Hitti’s Thoughts on Palestine and Arab Identity’, Arab Studies Quarterly, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 150–171, viewed 7 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Shibley, Gregory J. “Revisiting Hitti’s Thoughts on Palestine and Arab Identity.” Arab Studies Quarterly, vol. 41, no. 2, Spring 2019, pp. 150–171. EBSCOhost, doi:10.13169/arabstudquar.41.2.0150.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Shibley, Gregory J. “Revisiting Hitti’s Thoughts on Palestine and Arab Identity.” Arab Studies Quarterly 41, no. 2 (Spring 2019): 150–71. doi:10.13169/arabstudquar.41.2.0150.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Shibley GJ. Revisiting Hitti’s Thoughts on Palestine and Arab Identity. Arab Studies Quarterly [Internet]. 2019 Spring [cited 2019 Dec 7];41(2):150–71. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rlh&AN=137617969