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The Resource The Arab Americans, Randa A. Kayyali

The Arab Americans, Randa A. Kayyali

Label
The Arab Americans
Title
The Arab Americans
Statement of responsibility
Randa A. Kayyali
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Americans of Arab heritage have made major contributions to U.S. society, and this is a timely and unique overview of their immigration patterns, settlement, adaptation, and assimilation for a general audience. The first wave of Arab immigrants, mostly Christian men from Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria, arrived in the United States between 1880 and 1925. This book discusses their history plus looks at the successive waves of immigrants, including the post-1965 immigrants, who have brought more diversity to the Arab American community. The latest immigrants have included more Muslims and many are from Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan. The continuing interest in the Middle East, Islam, and Muslim way of life make this a must-have source to help understand current events and our multicultural society
  • The book begins by giving a broad political and social history of the Arab world since the advent of Islam in 632 CE. Kayyali also takes care to be inclusive of the different groups who can be classified as ʺArab, ʺ and the discussion of who these people are, with their different religions and beliefs, is an enlightening base to understand their experiences as Arab Americans. Early immigrants typically became peddlers or worked in the new factories and mills. As they gave up thoughts of returning to their home countries, they fought to be classified as ʺwhiteʺ to gain citizenship, and the impact of the Census on their struggle is discussed in detail. Their assimilation and adaptations are discussed, and readers will learn about family issues, womenʼs issues, food, media, and religious practices in the Arab American communities. Within the larger Arab American community, the main issues of pan-Arab identification, Christian and Muslim identities, and generational differences are covered, along with their social networks and celebrations. A final chapter focuses on the impact of Arab Americans on U.S. society, from the arts to politics, with insight into intergroup relations and the impact of 9/11. A sampling of noted Arab Americans, such as Ralph Nader, a glossary, statistical tables, and photos are included as well. Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kayyali, Randa A
Dewey number
973/.0497
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A65
LC item number
K39 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The new Americans
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arab Americans
  • Arab Americans
  • Arab Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Arab countries
  • United States
  • Arab Americans
  • Arab Americans
  • Arab Americans
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
  • Arab countries
  • United States
  • Araber
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Soziale Situation
  • USA
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Soziale Situation
  • Araber
  • USA
Label
The Arab Americans, Randa A. Kayyali
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-171) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Arab world : the geography, history, people, and cultures. The language and the lands ; Short history of the Arabs ; Cultures ; Islam ; Minorities -- Coming to the United States. U.S. immigration laws ; Causes and characteristics of immigration ; Settlement patterns -- Race and ethnic classifications. At ports of entry ; Social constructs of race before 1965 ; As minorities ; In the census ; Identity -- Cultural adaptation. Family issues ; Women's issues ; Language ; Food ; Arab American media and communications ; Religion -- Identities within the community. Demographics ; Work and economic profiles ; Intragroup divisions and issues ; Social clubs and networks ; Holidays and celebrations -- Impact on U.S. society. Music, festivals, and dance ; Literature ; Visual arts ; Theater, storytelling, and documentaries ; The Arab American National Museum and other collections ; Political activism and organizations ; Academia ; Intergroup relations ; The impact of September 11 on Arab Americans ; The future -- Appendix A : census statistics of Arab Americans, 1970-2000 -- Appendix B : noted Arab Americans -- Appendix C : immigrants admitted by region and country of birth : fiscal years 1989-2004
Control code
ocm61529796
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 177 pages, [9] pages of plates
Isbn
9780313332197
Lccn
2005026182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o61529796
  • (OCoLC)61529796
Label
The Arab Americans, Randa A. Kayyali
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-171) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Arab world : the geography, history, people, and cultures. The language and the lands ; Short history of the Arabs ; Cultures ; Islam ; Minorities -- Coming to the United States. U.S. immigration laws ; Causes and characteristics of immigration ; Settlement patterns -- Race and ethnic classifications. At ports of entry ; Social constructs of race before 1965 ; As minorities ; In the census ; Identity -- Cultural adaptation. Family issues ; Women's issues ; Language ; Food ; Arab American media and communications ; Religion -- Identities within the community. Demographics ; Work and economic profiles ; Intragroup divisions and issues ; Social clubs and networks ; Holidays and celebrations -- Impact on U.S. society. Music, festivals, and dance ; Literature ; Visual arts ; Theater, storytelling, and documentaries ; The Arab American National Museum and other collections ; Political activism and organizations ; Academia ; Intergroup relations ; The impact of September 11 on Arab Americans ; The future -- Appendix A : census statistics of Arab Americans, 1970-2000 -- Appendix B : noted Arab Americans -- Appendix C : immigrants admitted by region and country of birth : fiscal years 1989-2004
Control code
ocm61529796
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 177 pages, [9] pages of plates
Isbn
9780313332197
Lccn
2005026182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o61529796
  • (OCoLC)61529796

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