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    Silent Revolution of a Muslim Arab American Scholar-Activist
    Barazangi, Nimat Hafez (Texas University Press, 2005)
    After 35 years of living in the Unites States, every time I meet a new person, I am asked: Where are you from? My own personal, political and scholarly journey along with that of some of my cohorts engaged in search for answers to this and relevant questions have shaped my silent revolution. It is a revolution against the way Muslim-Arab girls have been raised unprepared to experience their identity autonomously; it is a revolution against the social systems that abuse and stereotype Muslim Arab women--be it the Muslim, the Arab or the American systems--chiefly because of their dress code. The goal of this revolution is to ignite the flames for social change, re-interpreting the Qur'an in order to retrieve its dynamics that originally intended to establish gender justice. Though the three and one half decades of my life in the US-- first as a foreign student, then as a permanent resident and a citizen--are marked by milestones distinctive dates and events, in my search for answers to different questions, I prefer to go back and forth between them.
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    A Bilingual Primer in Deploying and Evaluating Action Research:
    Barazangi, Nimat Hafez (Nimat Hafez Barazangi, 2005-12-15)
    A Primer in Deploying and Evaluating Action Research. The following pages/slides (images) focus on introducing the State-of-the-art in theoretical and methodological foundations of action research (AR) in the form of a primer in deploying and evaluating AR. This primer is designed to be relatively simple, but mainly interactive. We searched both printed references and Internet sites looking for such a comprehensive document, but without any success. Of course, we did find publications that discuss different approaches to action research and different ways of instructing in AR. We have used different elements from these available publications while developing our own system (see references). This document represents an interactive action research framework that is also context- and client-based. That is, we discuss the different components of an action research program based on how relevant a particular component was thought to be for the intended context and as a result of the intended process for the clients. Needless to say, this document will be revised and updated as we receive comments and suggestions from the readers/participants.Please send your comments and suggestions to Dr. Nimat Hafez BARAZANGI
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    Participatory Feminsim (PARFem)
    Barazangi, Nimat Hafez (Nimat Hafez Barazangi (web site), 2001-07-31)
    Given that Participatory Action Research (PAR) and Feminisms (Fem) share "process" as one of the fundamental principles in their philosophy and practice, we can only set the preliminary goal and objectives of the PARticipatory FEMinism Web Site (PARFem). This web site allows access to the following documents: 1.A Reader, "Selected Writings on Feminisms and Action Research," Prepared by Monica Ruiz-Casares and Nimat Hafez Barazangi 2.A Case Study, "Muslim Women in North America" (Audio) wherein Nimat Hafez Barazangi, based on her collaborative research, discusses the challenges facing American Muslim women in search of identity. 3.An electronic Bibliographic list, "Selected Writings on Feminisms and Action Research," compiled by Monica Ruiz-Casares (You may add/update any existing reference). 4.A video tape,"Feminisms and the Academy - Going Out of Business," by Patricia Maguire. 5. Another Case Study, A video tape, "The Logic and Practice of the Participatory Action Research Paradigm," by Yoland Wadsworth. 6.A working paper, "Future of social sciences and humanities in corporate universities: Curricula, exclusions, inclusions, and voice," by Nimat Hafez Barazangi. 7.A link to the discussion of the conference theme, "Feminisms and the Academy - Going Out of Business," and to the bibliography theme.