Syrians in Beirut post-2011

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dc.contributor.author Shmaitilly, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-12T11:25:31Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-12T11:25:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2020 en_US
dc.date.issued 2020-08-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13483
dc.description.abstract With more than a million Syrians arriving to Lebanon since 2011, most studies have been focusing on refugees in encampment or on the precarious lives working-class Syrians lead. This thesis aims to fill a gap in the literature which overlooks a group of Syrians who now are part and parcel of the social and cultural life in Beirut; the middle and upper-class. Drawing primarily on the theoretical concepts of Pierre Bourdieu and data collected from semi-structured, in-depth interviews, the thesis explores these non-refugees’ economic, social, and cultural capitals and how they were utilized to settle and informally integrate in the city. It illustrates how the working-class Syrians are at the receiving end of discrimination by the Lebanese state and people, while the rich enjoy various privileges like access to citizenship, higher education, well-paying jobs, more respect, and an overall better experience of settlement in a new setting. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Refugees, Syrian -- Employment -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Foreign workers, Syrian -- Government policy -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Working class -- Lebanon -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Social capital (Sociology) -- Economic aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Syrians in Beirut post-2011 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Class and Settlement en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Migration Studies en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201806246 en_US
dc.author.commembers Fakhoury, Tamirace
dc.author.commembers Skulte-Ouaiss, Jennifer
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (vii, 80 leaves) en_US
dc.author.advisor Tabar, Paul
dc.keywords Syrian Migrants en_US
dc.keywords Pierre Bourdieu en_US
dc.keywords Social Capital en_US
dc.keywords Cultural Capital en_US
dc.keywords Symbolic Capital en_US
dc.keywords Rich Migrants en_US
dc.keywords Classism en_US
dc.keywords Racism in Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Code-switching en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaf 70-73. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.304
dc.author.email sarah.shmaitilly@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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