Hagopian, Elaine Catherine, 1933-. The institutional development of the Arab-American community of Boston: a sketch

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

Title: The institutional development of the Arab-American community of Boston: a sketch

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Arab Americans, studies in assimilation, edited by Elaine C. Hagopian and Ann Paden, with preface by Ibrahim Abu-Lughod

Published By: Original publisher The Arab Americans, studies in assimilation, edited by Elaine C. Hagopian and Ann Paden, with preface by Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Wilmette, Ill.: Medina University Press International. 1969. 67-83 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Elaine C. Hagopian

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 Status, role, and prestige (554); Sodalities (575); Pressure politics (664); Congregations (794); Religious denominations (795);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a history of Boston's Syrian-Lebanese institutions and the changing identity and political involvement of Arab-Americans as a result of the Middle East conflict. Hagopian discusses the early Syrian-Lebanese settlement in Boston, called 'Little Syria' and the first Syrian-Lebanese churches. In the middle period, 1930-1960, a prosperous Syrian-Lebanese community moved out of their ghetto and formed various clubs and community trusts. A national federation of organizations was formed in 1932. Although the Federation took a position with regard to the Palestine question, most of its energy was directed towards local issues and honoring its more illustrious members. Hagopian criticizes it for understanding the Mideast crisis in only parochial terms and not in the broader geopolitical context. The Federation fell apart in the 1960s and was replaced by the American Arabic Association which did champion and promote a pan-Arabic political agenda and identity.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 25

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. nk09-025

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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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 unknown

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). 1890-1968

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Arab Americans


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