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ERIC Number: ED181147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-26
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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Political Attitudes, Participation and Activitism: A White Ethnic Case Study.
Howell, Gladys David
The Middle Eastern ethnic community of Jacksonville, Florida, derives from three phases of immigration. During Phase I, 1890-1920, the first pioneers made an initial adaptation and began the formation of an ethnic community. During Phase II, 1920-1950, the group grew because of the arrival of a small number of new immigrants as well as through natural increase. These two phases were characterized by great emphasis on acculturation and assimiliation in all aspects of life, including patriotism and civic duty, though pluralism was also expressed through ethnic organizations. After 1950, following the establishment of the state of Israel, a new wave of immigrants from the town of Ramallah came into Jacksonville. These people have been more separatist in outlook than the earlier immigrants. They express greater commitment to the Arab cause in the Middle East through membership in organizations and through financial contributions. In terms of expressed sympathy for the Arab cause, however, the immigrants of Phases I and II and their descendants are just as supportive as the more recent immigrants of Phase III. (Author/BE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Florida (Jacksonville)
Note: Paper presented at the Regional Conference of the National Association of Interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies (Boone, NC, October 26, 1979)