Migration and the formation of upper class. (c2018)

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dc.contributor.author Abi Rafeh, Rami Amin
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-17T07:58:20Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-17T07:58:20Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-04-17
dc.date.submitted 2018-06-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10470
dc.description.abstract The topic of emigration has always been a unique aspect of the Lebanese society and has been extensively covered by academics. However, no research has examined return migrants, in particular, the role of migration in their upward social mobility process. Therefore, this thesis was motivated by an objective to fill a gap in the Lebanese literature concerning return migrants and the role of migration in the formation of an upper class in Lebanon. This thesis aims to investigate how migration enabled some Druze families to join the Lebanese upper class after spending some years abroad. To achieve the research’s objective, nineteen semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with return migrants who due to migration and working abroad are now part of the upper class. The analysis of the role of migration in the upward social mobility process of our informants is examined based on the capitals as defined by Bourdieu (1986). Finally, this research reveals that all of the interviewed informants utilized one or a combination of social, cultural, and/or economic capital to assist them in their upward social mobility journey. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Return migration -- Social aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Social mobility -- Economic aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Druzes -- Lebanon -- Economic conditions en_US
dc.subject Upper class -- Lebanon en_US
dc.title Migration and the formation of upper class. (c2018) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle the druze in Lebanon as a case study en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200703266 en_US
dc.author.commembers Baroudi, Sami
dc.author.commembers Fakhoury, Tamirace
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: vii, 94 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Tabar, Paul
dc.keywords Migration en_US
dc.keywords Lebanese Return Migrants en_US
dc.keywords Druze en_US
dc.keywords Bourdieu en_US
dc.keywords Social Capital en_US
dc.keywords Cultural Capital en_US
dc.keywords Economic Capital en_US
dc.keywords Upward Social Mobility en_US
dc.keywords Upper Social Class en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaves 85-87. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2019.118 en_US
dc.author.email ramiamin.abirafeh@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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