ISBN-10:
0870136674
ISBN-13:
9780870136672
Pub. Date:
04/05/2003
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Arab Americans in Michigan (Discovering the Peoples of Michigan Series)

Arab Americans in Michigan (Discovering the Peoples of Michigan Series)

by Rosina J. Hassoun

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Overview

Arab Americans in Michigan (Discovering the Peoples of Michigan Series)

The state of Michigan hosts one of the largest and most diverse Arab American populations in the United States. As the third largest ethnic population in the state, Arab Americans are an economically important and politically influential group. It also reflects the diversity of national origins, religions, education levels, socioeconomic levels, and degrees of acculturation. Despite their considerable presence, Arab Americans have always been a misunderstood ethnic population in Michigan, even before September 11, 2001 imposed a cloud of suspicion, fear, and uncertainty over their ethnic enclaves and the larger community. In Arab Americans in Michigan Rosina J. Hassoun outlines the origins, culture, religions, and values of a people whose influence has often exceeded their visibility in the state.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870136672
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publication date: 04/05/2003
Series: Discovering the Peoples of Michigan Series
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Rosina J. Hassoun is an anthropologist and a professor at Michigan State University, where she pioneered one of the first courses on Arab Americans in American Studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Demographics1
The Origins of Arab Americans in Michigan17
Understanding General Patterns of Arab Settlement21
Selected Histories by Geographic Areas27
The History of Arab Immigration to Southeast Michigan41
Special Topics Concerning Arab Americans in Michigan51
Summary57
Appendices
Appendix 1A Gift from the Hassoun Family to the People of Michigan63
Appendix 2Resources65
Notes67
For Further Reference75
Index79

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