Aswad, Barbara C.. Attitudes of immigrant women and men in the Dearborn area toward women's employment and welfare

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

Title: Attitudes of immigrant women and men in the Dearborn area toward women's employment and welfare

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Muslim communities in North America, edited by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad and Jane Idleman Smith

Published By: Original publisher Muslim communities in North America, edited by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad and Jane Idleman Smith Albany, N. Y.: State University of New York Press. 1994. 501-519 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Barbara 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 Religious and educational structures (346); Labor supply and employment (464); Gender status (562); Family relationships (593); Ethnosociology (829); Gender roles and issues (890);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In the Dearborn, Michigan area a number of factors have operated against women's employment. Some of these major factors discussed by Aswad in this article '…are lack of skills and education; fewer piecemeal or part-time jobs than in the Middle East; the 'rich peasant' mentality of husbands from villages with its emphasis on increased female modesty and a restricted environment; increasing Islamic values operating in a host country that does not seem to value premarital chastity; restrictions (including, sometimes, educational) placed by some mothers on their daughters even though theoretically they accept the idea of employment and education for them; and restrictions of the male-dominant auto industry in contrast to family-run businesses' (p. 515). The author explores each of these factors fully in the text.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

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. nk09-011

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1971, 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-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. 1900-1984

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Arab Americans


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