Abraham, Sameer Y.. Detroit’s Arab-American community: a survery of diversity and commonality

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Title: Detroit’s Arab-American community: a survery of diversity and commonality

Published in: Arabs in the New World: studies on Arab-American communities, edited by Sameer Y. Abraham and Nabeel Abraham

Published By: Arabs in the New World: studies on Arab-American communities, edited by Sameer Y. Abraham and Nabeel Abraham Detroit, Mich.: Wayne State University, Center for Urban Studies, 1983. 85-108 p.

By line: by Sameer Y. Abraham

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Arab Americans (NK09)

Subjects: Population (161); External migration (167); Cultural identity and pride (186); Settlement patterns (361); Tribe and nation (619); Community structure (621);

Abstract: In this document Abraham describes the diverse Arab-American community in Detroit, Michigan, composed as it is of four major nationality groups -- Lebanese, Palestinians, Yemenis, and Iraq-Chaldeans. “The diversity of the community is further evidenced in the geographical areas that each group inhabits, and the social and religious institutions which have emerged resulting in a number of distinct and self-contained communities (or sub-communities)” (p. 84). Although social and political factors tend to divide the Detroit Arab-American community in significant ways, the shared language, cultural heritage, and identity “...serve as a basis for communication and a common purpose which is becoming increasingly more visible in the pan-community organizations which serve the community as a whole” (p. 84).

Document Number: 7

Document ID: nk09-007

Document Type: essay

Language: English

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 104-108)

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologist, Sociologist-4,5

Analyst: John Beierle; 1998

Coverage Date: ca. 1890 - 1982

Coverage Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States

LCSH: Arab Americans

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