What they faced while they were settling and how they managed to make their place in the society is what the research will be focusing on. The research will mainly focus on a group of conservative families. The main area of concentration as said earlier will be on the social changes experienced as a result of moving into a more conservative Islamic state and highlighting the ability of these families to cope with the differing cultures whilst still trying to keep their identity. These families were considered to be a minority amongst the other foreigners living in Saudi Arabia. The immigrating purposes also vary from one family to another significantly and they all have their own stories to tell. Underneath the coherent appearance of these small community members there is a visible disruptive effect of the migration process seen on the surface. However this can be identified by only someone who has a close connection or understanding with the emotional side that these people face and they can reach their innermost thoughts and experiences and break the barriers of pride. I hope to be able to provide this missing connection and the feelings that have not been yet understood.
Firstly I’ll analyze whether the Iraqi families adopted the Saudi way of living as part of adjustment in the society or have they been able to maintain their own distinctiveness? Secondly, what kind of problems of continuity of the two generations have they faced? Have the first generation been able to transfer their beliefs and thoughts to the second generation or has the influence of the Saudi society been more forceful and powerful than they realized.
While I conducted a survey of the available information and data with regards to the migration of the Iraqi’s to Saudi Arabia, I was unable to find any detailed study using the ethnographic details available for research.