Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, 1935-. Maintaining the faith of the fathers: dilemmas of religious identity in the Christian and Muslim Arab-American communities

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

Title: Maintaining the faith of the fathers: dilemmas of religious identity in the Christian and Muslim Arab-American communities

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. 61-64 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Yvonne Yazbeck 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); Sociocultural trends (178); Cultural identity and pride (186); Ethnic stratification (563); Pressure politics (664); Congregations (794); Religious denominations (795); Ethnosociology (829);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a study of the Arab-American community in the United States from about the 1870s to the 1980s. Although details of the early immigration patterns are given, as well as data on Arab nationalism and ethnicity, the primary focus of this document is on the maintenance of the faith of both Christian and Muslim Arabs as they assimilate or attempt to assimilate into mainstream American society.without wholly losing their own ethnic identity. The article also discusses the variety of changes that have taken place in Arab-American society since the arrival of the first immigrants in the 1870s and the ways in which these changes have affected their sense of identity.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 18

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. nk09-018

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

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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-4,5

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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