Aswad, Barbara C.. Yemeni and Lebanese Muslim immigrant women in southeast Dearborn, Michigan

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

Title: Yemeni and Lebanese Muslim immigrant women in southeast Dearborn, Michigan

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Muslim families in North America, edited by Earle H. Waugh, Sharon McIrvin Abu-Laban, Regula Burckhardt Qureshi

Published By: Original publisher Muslim families in North America, edited by Earle H. Waugh, Sharon McIrvin Abu-Laban, Regula Burckhardt Qureshi Edmonton, Alta., Canada: University of Alberta Press. 1991. 256-281, 333-357 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Barbara C. Aswad

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 Gender status (562); Ethnic stratification (563); Family (590);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Aswad examines the changing roles and different experiences of Arab-American women based on interviews with twenty Yemeni and twenty Lebanese, Muslim immigrant women in Dearborn, Michigan. The change has been both good and bad. On the one hand women miss the larger kin networks of home, on the other hand, they value their freedom from their husbands' kin and mothers-in-law. In America, women have less of a role to play outside the home, which is not only boring for them, but also undermines their authority in the home. Women lose control of their children, who acculturate and assimilate more quickly, and they are blamed by their husbands for their children's apparent rebellious behavior. This among other factors, such as the economic recession and massive layoffs in the automobile industry, took its toll on the family.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 27

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. nk09-027

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. 333-357)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1983-1984

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 Ethnologist-4,5

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). 1920-1984

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Arab Americans


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