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Unformatted text preview: People of Arab Heritage Macro Aspects of Model Global society Impact of 9/11/2001 Community Family Person Health Overview, Inhabited Localities, Topography Heritage and Residence Nomadic desert tribes of Arabian Peninsula, from 22 countries Great diversity Migration and Economics First wave: 1890-1910s mostly Christians, settled in northeast US cities, mostly from Syria, economic reasons Overview, Inhabited Localities, Topography Migration and Economics Second wave: >1965 mostly Muslims, settled in midwest & west cities, political reasons from countries afflicted with war, ethnic identity, mostly Sunnis, if from Iraq, Shiite Overview, Inhabited Localities, Topography Educational Status and Occupations Value professions and hence education Literacy rates vary US born prosperous, foreign born unemployed and poor Communication Language and dialects Arabic, Modern and colloquial Some only read Arabic but speak own language, i.e. Armenian Repetition, gesturing Difficulties in health care situations Contextual use of the language High, many nuances Communication Cultural patterns Value privacy, resist divulging personal info to stranger Maalesh, i.e. never mind Mediation Loud voice indicates importance or anger Avoids show of disagreement Use same sex interpreters Communication Touch and spatial distance Stand close together Touch only same sex Eye contact and greetings Maintain Use hand shakes & cheek kisses Time and temporality Predestination, inshallah, not future oriented Non-chalant in time except in business and profession Communication Greetings Before business Names Use of titles Um (mother), Abu (father) plus 1 st name of eldest son Personal Space 10-12 inches c same sex Family Roles and Organization Head of Household and Gender Roles Patrilineal, father in power, children subservient to elders, females to males Clear gender roles, complimentary Female modesty in dress, hijab Family Roles and Organization...
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