Abraham, Sameer Y.. The Southend: an Arab working-class community

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Title: The Southend: an Arab working-class community

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. 163-184 p.

By line: by Sameer Y. Abraham, Nabeel Abraham and Barbara Aswad

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

Culture: Arab Americans (NK09)

Subjects: Sociocultural trends (178); Cultural identity and pride (186); Drinking establishments (275); Religious and educational structures (346); Settlement patterns (361); Classes (565); Community structure (621); Religious denominations (795);

Abstract: The area of Dearborn, Michigan known as Southend, is home to the oldest and most highly concentrated population of Arab-Muslims in North America. This paper profiles this community, its function as an “immigrant reception area”, and the working class status of its residents. The two key social institutions in the community are the mosque and coffeehouse which are examined in detail in this article because of their distinctive cultural origins. The document concludes with an analysis of Arab nationalism, which plays such a central role in the life of the community (p. 164).

Document Number: 10

Document ID: nk09-010

Document Type: essay

Language: English

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-184)

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologist, Sociologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle; 1998

Coverage Date: ca. 1960s - 1970s

Coverage Place: Southend area, Dearborn, Michigan, United States

LCSH: Arab Americans

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