Abraham, Sameer Y.. Detroit's Arab-American community: a survery of diversity and commonality

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

Title: Detroit's Arab-American community: a survery of diversity and commonality

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Arabs in the New World : studies on Arab-American communities, edited by Sameer Y. Abraham and Nabeel Abraham

Published By: Original publisher Arabs in the New World : studies on Arab-American communities, edited by Sameer Y. Abraham and Nabeel Abraham Detroit, Mich.: Wayne State University, Center for Urban Studies. 1983. 85-108 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Sameer Y. Abraham

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 Population (161); External migration (167); Cultural identity and pride (186); Settlement patterns (361); Tribe and nation (619); Community structure (621);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this document Abraham describes the diverse Arab-American community in Detroit, Michigan, composed as it is of four major nationality groups -- Lebanese, Palestinians, Yemenis, and Iraq-Chaldeans. 'The diversity of the community is further evidenced in the geographical areas that each group inhabits, and the social and religious institutions which have emerged resulting in a number of distinct and self-contained communities (or sub-communities)' (p. 84). Although social and political factors tend to divide the Detroit Arab-American community in significant ways, the shared language, cultural heritage, and identity '…serve as a basis for communication and a common purpose which is becoming increasingly more visible in the pan-community organizations which serve the community as a whole' (p. 84).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

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. nk09-007

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. 104-108)

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 Ethnologist, 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). ca. 1890 - 1982

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Arab Americans


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