Book

An olive branch on the family tree: the Arabs in Canada

McClelland and StewartToronto • Published In 1980 • Pages: viii, 259 , plates

By: Abu-Laban, Baha.

Abstract
This is a good account of Canada's Arab immigrant population based on a 1974 survey (the questionnarie is included in the appendix) of 349 Arab-Canadian respondents, living in Montreal and Toronto and on five years of participant observation in Arab-Canadian communities across Canada. Ninety percent of Arab Canadians live in the provinces of Quebec or Ontario. Baha Abu-Laban focuses on the historical background of Arab Canadians, immigration and settlement patterns, ethnic stereotypes, economic adaptation, secular and religious institutions, and cultural identity. Sharon McIrvin Abu-Laban has written a chapter on the family. Arab Canadians have been successful in Canada and have assimilated by and large, although they do maintain their ethnic identity through church, mosque, social clubs, and newspapers.
Subjects
External migration
History and culture change
Speech
Retail marketing
Age stratification
Ethnic stratification
Sodalities
Ecclesiastical organization
culture
Arab Canadians
HRAF PubDate
1999
Region
North America
Sub Region
Regional, Ethnic and Diaspora Cultures
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Sociologist-4,5
Analyst
Ian Skoggard ; 1998
Coverage Date
1882-1978
Coverage Place
Canada
Notes
Baha Abu-Laban
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-252)
LCCN
80507452
LCSH
Arabs--Canada