ERIC Number: ED177867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Contribution a l'etude de la nouvelle immigration libanaise au Quebec (Contribution to the Study of the New Lebanese Immigration to Quebec).
This study, the result of interviews conducted in Quebec and Montreal in the spring of 1975, deals with the adaptation, integration, and acculturation of the Lebanese immigrants in Quebec since the end of World War II. This new immigration wave is contrasted with the one that took place around 1880. Generally speaking, the situation in both the country of adoption and the country of origin has changed radically since that time, as well as the situation of the migrants themselves. In order to indicate with some clarity the specific characteristics of the new Lebanese immigration, the causes, volume, and socio-economic factors of the earlier immigration are presented in the first section of the report. The remainder of the report is divided into three sections dealing with the causes of the new immigration wave and the integration and acculturation of the immigrants. The causes of the new wave are discussed according to social, family, and individual reasons for emigrating. Integration is treated in terms of problems of adaptation, particularly living arrangements, and problems of integration in work, professional relationships, and primary group relationships. The material and formal acculturation of the immigrants is discussed in the concluding section emphasizing experiences of acculturation on the level of perception and on the level of affectivity. (AMH)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships, Culture Conflict, Ethnic Studies, Immigrants, Interviews, Language Attitudes, Migration, Migration Patterns, Relocation, Residential Patterns, Social Adjustment, Social Integration
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Identifiers: Lebanese; Quebec