An olive branch on the family tree: the Arabs in Canada
McClelland and Stewart • Toronto • Published In 1980 • Pages: viii, 259 , plates
By: Abu-Laban, Baha.
AbstractThis 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.
- HRAF PubDate
- North America
- Sub Region
- Regional, Ethnic and Diaspora Cultures
- Document Type
- Ian Skoggard ; 1998
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Baha Abu-Laban
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-252)