3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2007
This text is truly working from the ground up. Despite its being one of the world's largest diasporas, the case of the lebanese "in the world" is one that has yet to be sufficiently explored. Khater's text attempts two things: to piece the history of the Lebanese migration, and to analyze how migration "works" theoretically. In all of this, Khater even ties together a compelling narrative on gender in the Lebanese migration network. The result is an ambitious book that is a great starting point in understanding Lebanese history, and its connections to all of the world. My hope is that Khater will continue to pursue the Lebanese migrants, and write a second volume.