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The Lebanese in the world : a century of emigration /
edited by Albert Hourani and Nadim Shehadi.
imprint
London : Centre for Lebanese Studies in association with I.B. Tauris, c1992.
description
xxiv, 741 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1850433038
format(s)
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imprint
London : Centre for Lebanese Studies in association with I.B. Tauris, c1992.
isbn
1850433038
general note
"This book contains revised versions of papers given at a conference on Lebanese emigration, held in Oxford in September 1987..."--P. 3.
catalogue key
309315
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1993-07:
Stemming from a conference at Oxford in 1989, this thick volume assembles hitherto sparse and scattered information on emigration since the mid-19th century from Lebanon (and greater Syria, from which it was not sharply distinguished until the 1920s). The articles of the 34 contributors vary widely in quality and thoroughness. The Americas and Australia drew the most Lebanese, with others settling in Egypt, West Africa, and Europe. Limited resources in the Lebanese mountains, pressures from Ottoman officials, a world awareness fostered by many factors, and an educational and cultural revival all impelled youthful Lebanese to seek out opportunities overseas. Maronites and Greek Orthodox Christians were the most numerous, but Sunnis, Druze, and--recently--Shiites also left. Since the 1970s, the Lebanese civil war and opportunities in the oil-rich Arab countries of the Gulf have provided powerful incentives to emigrate. The collection will appeal to scholars of the Middle East and of the immigration history of the Americas and Australia, and to readers of Lebanese and Syrian extraction in quest of their roots. General; graduate; faculty. D. M. Reid; Georgia State University
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Summaries
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For more than a century, people have been emigrating from countries of the Mediterranean basin - Spain, Italy, Sicily, Greece and parts of the Near East - to the New World of America and Australasia. This emigration has formed an important part of the international movement of population which is one of the features of the modern world. This book is concerned with one specific movement, that of emigrants from Lebanon who have established communities in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and West Africa, and more recently in the Gulf and other parts of the Middle East. The book is a collection of essays based on papers delivered at a conference on Lebanese Emigration organised by the Centre for Lebanese Studies in Oxford. The chapters are written by historians, economists, sociologists and political scientists, coming from various backgrounds and disciplines. The attempt to evaluate the impact of the emigrants from Lebanon on the host societies, the process of integration, their economic, political and cultural significance, as well as their relations withthe home country and their contribution to its development. The book also touches on the more recent emigration during the recent war in Lebanon one of the pressing problems facing the country at present. Issues discussed include the effects of the war on the established immigrant communities. This is perhaps the first comprehensive attempt to make a comparative study of the life of an immigrant community of common origin in different continents and cultures.
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For more than a century, people have been emigrating from countries of the Mediterranean basin - Spain, Italy, Sicily, Greece and parts of the Near East - to the New World of America and Australasia. This emigration has formed an important part of the international movement of population which is one of the features of the modern world. This book is concerned with one specific movement, that of emigrants from Lebanon who have established communities in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and West Africa, and more recently in the Gulf and other parts of the Middle East. The book is a collection of essays based on papers delivered at a conference on Lebanese Emigration organised by the Centre for Lebanese Studies in Oxford. The chapters are written by historians, economists, sociologists and political scientists, coming from various backgrounds and disciplines. The attempt to evaluate the impact of the emigrants from Lebanon on the host societies, the process of integration, their economic, political and cultural significance, as well as their relations with the home country and their contribution to its development. The book also touches on the more recent emigration during the recent war in Lebanon one of the pressing problems facing the country at present. Issues discussed include the effects of the war on the established immigrant communities. This is perhaps the first comprehensive attempt to make a comparative study of the life of an immigrant community of common origin in different continents and cultures.
Table of Contents
Introduction and background: introduction
the historical background of Lebanese emigration - 1800-1914
Lebanese migration in the context of world population movements
emigration from a Lebanese village - a case study of Bishmizzine
Lebanese population movement 1920-1939 - towards a study
Ottoman attitudes towards Lebanese emigration - 1885-1910
The Americas: Lebanese immigration into the United States - 1880 to the Present
the Lebanese Muslim community in Dearborn
the Arab community in the United States - a comparison of Lebanese and non-Lebanese
the literature of the Mahjar
the Lebanese in Montreal
Criollos and Arabic speakers in Argentina - an uneasy pas de deux, 1988-1914
the social and spatial mobility of the Syrian and Lebanese community in Sao Paulo, Brazil
intergration and identity in Argentina - the Lebanese of Tucuman
Lebanese of the Antilles - Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Trinidad
Lebanese, Palestinians and Syrians in Colombia
the Lebanese community in Mexico - its meaning
from pedlars to proprietors - Lebanese, Syrian and Jewish immigrants in Brazil
Australia: the Lebanese in Australia - 1880-1989
sectarianism and the politics of identity - the Lebanese in Sydney
the Lebanese in Melbourne - ethnicity, inter-ethnic activities and attitudes to Australia
Africa: Lebanese and Syrians in Egypt
the Lebanese community in the Ivory Coast - a non-native network at the heart of power?
migration, mobility and settlement of the Lebanese in West Africa
change and continuity in the relationship between the Lebanese in Senegal and their hosts
public reaction to the Lebanese presence in Nigeria during the colonial period
Lebanese emigration - its effect on the political economy of Sierra Leone
Emigration during the civil war: Lebanese emigration during the war (1975-1989)
Cyprus - haven and stepping-stone for Lebanese migrants and n0 emigrants
Lebanese emigration to the Gulf and Saudi Arabia
Lebanese asylum applicants in Denmark 1985-1988 - political refugees or war emigrants?
the Lebanese Migrant in France - Muhajir or Muhajjar?
Lebanese business in France
problems in comparative studies of international emigration
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