Against the Grain

Living Under Surveillance

Young Muslim and Arab Americans are being targeted by FBI surveillance, and this, says Sunaina Maira, colors the way they think and act. Maira describes who and what’s being monitored and why; the range of emotions surveillance generates; and the ways in which Muslim Americans are pushing back against post-9/11 regimes of surveillance and repression. She also discusses the limits of both civil rights advocacy and interfaith dialogue.

Sunaina Maira, The 9/11 Generation: Youth, Rights, and Solidarity in the War on Terror NYU Press, 2016

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