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Being Arab : ethnic and religious identity building among second generation youth in Montreal

Author: Paul Eid
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca [NY] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2007.
Series: McGill-Queen's studies in ethnic history., Series two ;, 22.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Arabs in North America are often perceived to be a monolithic group. This title explores how Muslim and Christian Arab-Canadian youth actually negotiate their ethnic and religious identities. It  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Eid
ISBN: 9780773532212 0773532218 9780773532229 0773532226
OCLC Number: 123798482
Description: xvi, 255 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Arab presence and identity in Canada --
Historical background of Arab immigration to Canada --
National identity in the postcolonial Arab world : the role of religion --
A sociodemographic profile of Arab Canadians today --
2. Building ethnic and religious identity --
Deconstructing ethnic identity --
When religion and ethnicity meet --
Methodological concerns --
3. Ingroup and outgroup boundaries : structural factors --
The role of prejudice and discrimination --
Gender traditions as ethnoreligious identity markers --
4. The place of ethnicity in their lives --
The global index of ethnic identity : a quantitative outlook --
Self-labelling patterns --
Attitudes towards ethnic endogamy --
Cultural exposure and practice --
Ingroup friendship --
Parental commitment to ethnic identity transmission --
5. The place of religion in their lives --
The global index of religious identity : quantitative outlook --
The importance of religion in their lives --
Attitudes towards religious endogamy --
Ritual observance --
Participation in religious social affairs --
Concluding remarks --
6. Attitudes toward gender traditions --
Gender tradition scale : a quantitative look --
Marital power relations --
Premarital virginity --
Premarital dating --
Female virginity and family reputation --
7. Perceived prejudice and discrimination --
Perceived negative stereotyping --
Sef-experienced anti-Arab discrmination --
A comparison with France --
App. A. Variable and index measurement --
App. B. Coding of variables.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's studies in ethnic history., Series two ;, 22.
Responsibility: Paul Eid.

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"Being Arab is a social and psychological mapping of a very misunderstood and neglected group ... thorough and thoughtful ... at times heart-wrenching." Rawi Hage, Literary Review of Canada

 
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