Skip to product information
1 of 1

Identifying as Arab in Canada A Century of Immigration History By Houda Asal

Sale Sold out
Regular price $28.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $28.00 CAD
Shipping calculated at checkout.
  • Livraison disponible partout !

  • Ramassage prêt dans les 24 à 72 heures

  • Sale point — 6524 Plaza St-hubert

Description

While “Arabs” now attract considerable attention – from media, the state, and sociological studies – their history in Canada remains little known. Identifying as Arab in Canada begins to rectify this invisibilization by exploring the migration from Machrek (the Middle East) to Canada from the late 19th century through the 1970s. Houda Asal breathes life into this migratory history and the people who made the journey, and examines the public, collective existence they created in Canada in order to understand both the identity Arabs have constructed for themselves here, and the identity that has been constructed for them by the Canadian state.

Using archival research, media analysis, laws and statistics, and a series of interviews, Asal offers a thorough examination of the institutions these migrants and their descendants built, and the various ways they expressed their identity and organized their religious, social and political lives. Identifying as Arab in Canada offers an impressively researched, but accessibly written, much-needed glimpse into the long history of the Arab population in Canada.

Identifying as Arab in Canada A Century of Immigration History By Houda Asal
  • Sold out $28.00