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By Dalia Abdelhady

The Lebanese are the most important crew of center jap immigrants within the usa, and Lebanese immigrants also are famous throughout Europe and the Americas. in accordance with over 80 interviews with first-generation Lebanese immigrants within the worldwide towns of recent York, Montreal and Paris, this ebook indicates that the Lebanese diaspora – like any diasporas – constructs worldwide kin connecting and remodeling their new societies, prior fatherland and world-wide groups. Taking Lebanese immigrants’ kinds of identity, group attachments and cultural expression as manifestations of diaspora studies, Dalia Abdelhady delves into the methods individuals of Lebanese diasporic groups flow past nationality, ethnicity and faith, giving upward push to international solidarities and negotiating their social and cultural spaces.

The Lebanese Diaspora explores new sorts of identities, alliances and cultural expressions, elucidating the day-by-day stories of Lebanese immigrants and exploring new methods of puzzling over immigration, ethnic identification, group, and tradition in a world global. by way of criticizing and hard our understandings of nationality, ethnicity and assimilation, Abdelhady exhibits that international immigrants are giving upward push to new kinds of cosmopolitan citizenship.

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