Cainkar, Louise. Palestinian women in American society

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

Title: Palestinian women in American society

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. 85-105 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Louise Cainkar

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); Ethos (181); Ethnic stratification (563); Classes (565); Social control (626); Gender roles and issues (890);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This essay examines the relationship between gender, class, ethnicity, socio-political context and the Palestinian immigrant experience. After providing a general profile of Palestinian women immigrants in the United States (with a focus on Chicago), the article continues with a look at the effect of socio-economic status on their lives, especially as it interacts with ethnicity. The profile, data, and conclusions in this report are drawn from the author's research on Palestinians as a whole and Palestinian women in particular, both as immigrants and as U.S. born children of immigrants, during the period of 1982-1986. Follow-up interviews with Palestinian women in Chicago were later conducted to assess any changes that may have occurred over time. Cainkar notes that gender seems to be a critical variable determining patterns of daily life among Palestinian immigrants, and at least as important as class and ethnicity.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 19

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. nk09-019

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. 104-105)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1982-1986

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 Sociologist-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). 1900-1980s

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Arab Americans


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