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

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Southend: an Arab working-class community

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Arabs in the New World : studies on Arab-American communities, edited by Sameer Y. Abraham and Nabeel Abraham

Published By: Original publisher 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: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Sameer Y. Abraham, Nabeel Abraham, and Barbara Aswad

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 Americans (NK09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF 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: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 10

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nk09-010

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-184)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist, Sociologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1998

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. 1960s - 1970s

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Southend area, Dearborn, Michigan, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Arab Americans


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