Accession Number : ADA316505

Title :   The Arab-Americans: A Demographic and Cultural Profile.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Le Goff, Kristy D.

PDF Url : ADA316505

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : After the passage of the 1965 immigration and Naturalization Act, for the first time in U.S. history, the United States acquired a large group of immigrants from Arab Muslim countries. This immigration is so recent that relatively little is known about it. This thesis is a demographic and cultural examination of the Arab community in America. It asks, who the Arab-Americans are, where they come from, where they go in America, how they are assimilating, and how they organize and act socially, culturally, and politically. A key question is how cohesive they are as a community which is likely to be both a new and distinctive voice in American society and political life.

Descriptors :   *CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), *DEMOGRAPHY, *PROFILES, *ETHNIC GROUPS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, COMMUNITIES, EDUCATION, SOCIETIES, THESES, ASSIMILATION, RELIGION, COHESION, ARABIC LANGUAGE.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE