Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, 1935-. Arab Muslims and Islamic institutions in America: adaption and reform

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

Title: Arab Muslims and Islamic institutions in America: adaption and reform

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. 64-81 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Yvonne Haddad

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 External migration (167); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Sodalities (575); Congregations (794); Religious denominations (795); Students (877);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article discusses the Muslim immigration to the United States and the establishment and growth of Islam in America. The author describes the initial growth period of Islam in North America involving the adaptation of Islamic practices to a new environment. 'This resulted in a distinct American influence on the mosque, its functions and administration; hence the role on the mosque in North America is closer to that of an 'ethnic' church than to mosques in the Arab world. Since the early 1970s, however, there has been a return to normative Islam, sometimes referred to as 'reform'. The reform movement had been stimulated by the recent influx of new immigrants who have revived more traditional Islamic practices in America' (p. 64). In addition to the above, this work also describes the establishment of several Islamic organizations and institutions, several of which are of student origin.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. nk09-006

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. 80-81)

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 Historian-4

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.1890 - 1970s

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Arab Americans

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