Looks at the acculturation and assimilation of Lebanese-Canadians, especially as related to the larger political context.
# 116634 | 1,785 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 |
Published on Oct 15, 2009 in Ethnic Studies (North American) , Political Science (Non-U.S.) , Canadian Studies (Immigration Issues) , Sociology (Multiculturalism)
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This paper describes the history of the Lebanese immigration to Montreal, Canada, and the divisions within this community. Lebanese-Canadians have adopted and yet modified the city through political participation, the author points out, by utilizing a range of activities from voting, campaigning and influencing government as a result of joining with partisan organizations to seek elective office. The paper relates the ways that Lebanese-Canadians built links to the various other cultural groups within the general Canadian society.
From the Paper:"Lebanese -Canadians built political acceptance through a variety of means. One of the most important was the connection they established with Catholics in the region, particularly the Irish. The Irish had won the battle before them for Catholic political and social acceptance. Through the Irish and other Catholics the Lebanese were able to establish institutional, kinship, and educational links to other Canadians. Upward social mobility through business and education was also very important. Wealth may be translated into political power and community service."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Berry, J. W., Kalin, R., and D. M. Taylor (1977). Multiculturalism and Ethnic Attitudes in Canada. Ottawa: Ministry of Supply and Services
- Canadian Arab Federation (2002). Arabs in Canada: Proudly Canadian and Marginalized. Report on the finding and recommendations of the study "Arab Canadians: Charting the Future." Toronto:Canadian Arab Federation.
- Eid, Paul (2002). Ethnic and Religious Identity Retention among Second-Generation Arab Youth in Montreal. A PhD Dissertation submitted to the University of Toronto, Department of Sociology.
- Issawi, Charles (1992). The Historical Background of Lebanese Emigration, 1800-1914. In Albert Hourani and Nadim Shehadi (Eds.) The Lebanese in the World: A Century of Emigration (pp. 13-39). London: The Centre for Lebanese Studies.
- Martin, Robert (1986a). "Bitter, Ousted PEI Conservatives Turn Racial, Sexual Slurs on Grits." Toronto Globe and Mail, July 21, p. A5
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