Being Arab: Ethnic and Religious Identity Building among Second Generation Youth in Montreal

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Jul 10, 2007 - Social Science - 272 pages
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Eid looks at the significance of religion to ethnic identity building, a largely understudied issue in ethnic studies, and the extent to which social and cultural practices are structured along ethnic and religious lines. Being Arab also analyzes whether gendered traditions act as identity markers for young Canadians of Arab descent and whether men and women hold different views on traditional gender roles, especially regarding power within romantic relationships and sexuality.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1The Arab Presence and Identityin Canada
2Building Ethnic and Religious Identity
Structural Factors
4The Place of Ethnicity in Their Lives
5The Place of Religion in Their Lives
6Attitudes Toward Gender Traditions
7Perceived Prejudice andDiscrimination
Conclusion
APPENDICES
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Paul Eid is a researcher at Quebec's Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse. He lives in Montreal.

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