Inventing Home: Emigration, Gender, and the Middle Class in Lebanon, 1870-1920
Jabbra, Nancy W., The Middle East Journal
Inventing Home: Emigration, Gender, and the Middle Class in Lebanon, 1870-1920, by Akram Fouad Khater. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 2001. xiv + 189 pages. Bibl. to p. 246. Index to p. 257. $55.00 cloth; $22.50 paper.
Reviewed by Nancy W. Jabbra
Over a third of the population of Mount Lebanon left between 1890 and 1914. Yet, as Akram Fouad Khater argues in Inventing Home, the emigrants did not simply become assimilated into the nations that received them, nor did they simply become modern former peasants and members of the middle class. Instead, the process of change in the new milieu was a dialectical one, in which the …
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Publication information: Article title: Inventing Home: Emigration, Gender, and the Middle Class in Lebanon, 1870-1920. Contributors: Jabbra, Nancy W. - Author. Journal title: The Middle East Journal. Volume: 56. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2002. Page number: 345+. © Middle East Institute Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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