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ERIC Number: ED156808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 27
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Religious Values and the Emancipation of Women: An Ethnic Case Study.
Howell, Gladys David
Differences in acculturation patterns among Protestant and Catholic (Orthodox) Syrians in a city in the southern United States are examined in this paper. Theoretical perspectives on religious/cultural group assimilation are reviewed and the methodology of the current study is outlined. The history of Protestantism in traditionally Catholic Syria is sketched briefly. Immigration of Syrians to America in the late l9th century, and the social and economic activities pursued by this group, are described. It is found that the immigrants, similar in all respects except religion, displayed varying patterns of assimilation, the Protestants in general assimilating more rapidly. The difference is most clearly expressed in the behavior of second generation daughters of immigrants. It is concluded that the Protestant value system served as a catalyst to autonomy, educational attainment, and willingness to leave the protectiveness of the ethnic community. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Syria; Syrian Americans
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