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- ItemStaking an e-Claim: Contesting Bias & Creating Identity in the Blogosphere(2011) Abell, Jane; Muñoz, Braulio, 1946-My honors thesis in Sociology & Anthropology is an ethnographic study of five Arab-American bloggers and their posts about the Park51 Islamic Center in New York City. Just as conservative, anti‐Muslim activists blog to rally opposition to Park51, Arab‐Americans utilize this unregulated medium to voice their opinions about the project and the uproar surrounding it. I focus on posts related to this project specifically, because they offer unique insight into the ways in which identity tropes are created, reinforced, negotiated, and negated in online discourses.