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Culture, Class, and Work Among Arab-American Women (New by Jen'nan Ghazal Read

By Jen'nan Ghazal Read

Learn examines the exertions strength job of Arab-American girls, a gaggle whose paintings reviews offer an exception to authorized theories. The employment premiums of Arab immigrant girls rank one of the lowest of any immigrant workforce, whereas the premiums of native-born Arab-American ladies resemble these of U.S.-born white ladies. those alterations can't be defined through Arab-American women's human capital features or relations assets, yet are as a result of conventional cultural norms that prioritize women's kin tasks over their monetary job and to ethnic and non secular social networks that inspire the upkeep of conventional gender roles. Read's findings problem assumptions approximately diversifications in ethnic women's hard work strength participation. Arab cultural values play a tremendous position in opting for the location of ladies of Arab descent in American society.

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S. court decision ruled that Syrians “were so closely related to Europeans that they could be considered white persons” (Dow vs. the United States, cited in Suleiman, 1999:7). S. immigration relative to European populations. 15 A geographic area that encompasses the present-day countries of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine and parts of Iraq. S. ” In sum, these laws target most heavily those immigrants whose origins are located in nations or regions considered a serious threat to American national security, such as the Middle East (Moore, 1999:86).

Women. S. Bureau of the Census, 1990, CP-3-2. Responses include Middle East, Africa, abroad, other. -born women of Arab descent. S. Census data, immigrant women sampled have considerably lower rates of labor force activity. 1 n=302 The achievement levels of women sampled partly reflect sampling frame characteristics: registered voters (Zogby’s sampling frame) and participants in voluntary civic organizations (AAI’s sampling frame) are typically older and have higher socio-economic statuses than the population as a whole (Curtis, Grabb, and Baer, 1992).

The earliest wave of Arab emigration from the Middle East began in the late nineteenth century and continued through World War I. Like other immigrant populations who entered the United States during this period, Arab immigrants adopted an assimilationist orientation, placing a high priority on citizenship and education. a marked improvement in [Arab] women’s education and an increase in the number of male and female graduates from universities and professional institutions” (Suleiman, 1999:8).

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