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Cultural Studies

Lebanese immigrants are often lauded (rightly or stereotypically) for their financial acumen and success. However, what is at least equally impressive is their cultural entrepreneurism and prodigious productions. From globally recognized intellectuals like Gibran Khalil Gibran to locally based performers, Lebanese immigrants have used language, theater, food, art, dance, cinema, music, handicrafts, and other cultural forms to explore and mold new and existing ways of being. We highlight some of these instances in the essays below.