ERIC Number: ED174525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Transnational Links Between the Arab Community in the U.S. and the Arab World.
This monograph explores the interrelationships, or linkages, between Arabs in the United States and Arabs in the Arab world. It is intended to help teachers understand the complexities of ethnic identity among Arabs as a minority group in the United States. It is presented in five sections. Section one examines why social scientists in the United States have neglected to study Arabs as a minority group. Sections two and three give a history of Arab immigration to the United States. "Old immigrants" came before World War II and were predominantly uneducated and unskilled. "New immigrants" came after World War II and were young and highly educated professionals. A comparison is made of the social backgrounds and cultural assimilation patterns of the old and new immigrants. Section four explores identity variables of the immigrants in terms of how they perceive themselves and how the host country (U.S.) perceives them. For example, early immigrants identified themselves as coming from specific towns and countries, but more recently a spirit of Arab nationalism has emerged. Section five enumerates specific linkages between the Arab minority in the United States and the Arab world. The linkages include kinship, media, organizational, official (governmental), and business links, and Middle East Study Centers. (AV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Arabs, Cultural Background, Cultural Images, Cultural Interrelationships, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Stereotypes, Ethnic Studies, Immigrants, Middle Eastern Studies, Minority Group Influences, Minority Groups, Nationalism, Non Western Civilization, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Social Change, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York Friends Group, Inc., New York. Center for War/Peace Studies.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
Identifiers: Ethnic Heritage Studies Program
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 852-854