Aswad, Barbara C.. Challenges to the Arab-American family and ACCEss

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

Title: Challenges to the Arab-American family and ACCEss

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Family and gender among American Muslims : issues facing Middle Eastern immigrants and their descendants, edited by Barbara C. Aswad and Barbara Bilgé

Published By: Original publisher Family and gender among American Muslims : issues facing Middle Eastern immigrants and their descendants, edited by Barbara C. Aswad and Barbara Bilgé Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 1996. 223-240, 322 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Barbara C. Aswad and Nancy Adadow Gray

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 Sodalities (575); Family (590); Health and welfare (740);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article discusses the history of a local Arab-American community center in Dearborn, Michigan, called the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCEss). The 200,000 Arab Americans in the Detroit area make it the largest concentration of people of Arab origin outside of the Arab world. ACCEss was a grassroots organization formed in 1971 to assist Arab immigrant families with their needs and problems associated with acculturation. The center has grown from assisting 125 familes with daily problems and English instruction in it's first year, to serving 62, 415 people through 42 programs in 1993-1994. The mental-health component of the center has pioneered a multi-service, bilingual, and cultural approach to mental health care. The study discusses some of the major cases, which include maritaland parental problems.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 30

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. nk09-030

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.238-240)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not specified

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-4,5

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

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1971-1994

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Arab Americans


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