Suleiman, Michael W.. Arab-Americans and the political process

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

Title: Arab-Americans and the political process

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The development of Arab-American identity, edited by Ernest McCarus

Published By: Original publisher The development of Arab-American identity, edited by Ernest McCarus Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 1994. 37-60 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Michael W. Suleiman

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); Sociocultural trends (178); Cultural identity and pride (186); Age stratification (561); Ethnic stratification (563); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Political behavior (660); Ethnosociology (829);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article attempts to delineate the political identity of Arab-Americans from the time of their arrival in the United States (ca. 1870s) to the 1980s. Suleiman notes that the immigrants came in essentially two waves, the first ending around World War I, and the second beginning after World War 2. The first of these groups or communities were generally less educated, rather naive, and politically passive. The second group were generally better educated, quite sophisticated, and politically active. The differences in the political orientation and identity of the two groups are detailed and discussed at great length in the text (p. 59).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 17

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. nk09-017

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

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 Political Scientist-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). 1870s - 1980s

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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