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The Lebanese Diaspora – The Arab Immigrant Experience in Montreal, New York, and Paris - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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The Lebanese Diaspora: The Arab Immigrant Experience in Montreal, New York, and Paris

Dalia Abdelhady


The Lebanese are the largest group of Middle Eastern immigrants in the United States, and Lebanese immigrants are also prominent across Europe and the Americas. Based on over eighty interviews with first-generation Lebanese immigrants in the global cities of New York, Montreal and Paris, this book shows that the Lebanese diaspora—like all diasporas—constructs global relations connecting and transforming their new societies, previous homeland and world-wide communities. Taking Lebanese immigrants' forms of identification, community attachments and cultural expression as manifestations of diaspo ... More

Keywords: Lebanese immigrants, Middle Eastern immigrants, Lebanese diaspora, identification, community attachment, cultural expression, global solidarity, immigration, ethnic identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814707333
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814707333.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dalia Abdelhady, author

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