Aruri, Naseer Hasan, 1934-. The Arab-American community of Springfield, Massachusetts

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

Title: The Arab-American community of Springfield, Massachusetts

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. 50-66 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Naseer H. Aruri

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1998. 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 Settlement patterns (361); Sodalities (575); Priesthood (793); Religious denominations (795);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is an account of the Arab-American community of Springfield, Massachusetts. Aruri writes about the early occupations, the wholesalers who acted as a political and cultural brokers, sporadic violence between Arab Christians and Muslims, and their relationship with other ethnic groups. He also focuses on Monsignor Saab, a community leader who gained a national reputation for his long service to his church and local community. Aruri, along with Hagopian (no. 25) criticizes the Syrian-Lebanese- American Federation for its failure to develop a strong national organization on par with the NAACP, or the American Jewish Committee. The author also examines the occupational structure, educational attainmants, incomes, and political and social behavior of present residents. Smaller familes and social mobility are signs of successful acculturation, but the persistance of Syrian-Lebanese clubs and churches are a factor in what the author calls their 'slow assimilation.'

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 26

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. nk09-026

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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Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not specified

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) Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Arab Americans


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