© 2019

Negotiating Diasporic Identity in Arab-Canadian Students

Double Consciousness, Belonging, and Radicalization


Part of the Palgrave Studies in Educational Futures book series (PSEF)

Table of contents

About this book


This book, framed through the notion of double consciousness, brings postcolonial constructs to sociopolitical and pedagogical studies of youth that have yet to find serious traction in education. Significantly, this book contributes to a growing interest among educational and curriculum scholars in engaging the pedagogical role of literature in the theorization of an inclusive curriculum. Therefore, this study not only recognizes the potential of immigrant literature in provoking critical conversation on changes young people undergo in diaspora, but also explores how the curriculum is informed by the diasporic condition itself as demonstrated by this negotiation of foreignness between the student and selected texts.


Arab-Canadian diaspora W.E.B. Du Bois immigrant youth Paul Gilroy radicalization multicultural literature postcolonial studies double consciousness

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

About the authors

Wisam Kh. Abdul-Jabbar is Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada. He holds a PhD in English Education from the University of Alberta, in addition to three master’s degrees, in English (University of Baghdad, Iraq), Humanities (California State University, USA) and English Literature (Lakehead University, Canada). He did his SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, Canada. His primary research interests are in curriculum theory, intercultural education and multicultural literature. His previous articles have appeared in journals by Cambridge University Press, Duke University Press, California University Press and Routledge.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Negotiating Diasporic Identity in Arab-Canadian Students
  • Book Subtitle Double Consciousness, Belonging, and Radicalization
  • Authors Wisam Kh. Abdul-Jabbar
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Educational Futures
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Educational Futures
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-16282-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-16285-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-16283-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 172
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology of Education
    Curriculum Studies
    Ethnicity Studies
    Religion and Education
    Postcolonial/World Literature
  • Buy this book on publisher's site