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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
An olive branch on the family tree: the Arabs in
Published By: Original publisher
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart. 1980. viii, 259 p.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Arab Canadians (NC05)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
External migration (167);
History and culture change (170);
Retail marketing (443);
Age stratification (561);
Ethnic stratification (563);
Ecclesiastical organization (790);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-252)
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Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard ; 1998
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