|About the Book|
This eighth volume in the Studies of Israeli Society series presents a broad array of topics related to the sociology of immigration to Israel. The focus is on immigration and migration during the 1980s and 1990s. The chapters were selected from aMoreThis eighth volume in the Studies of Israeli Society series presents a broad array of topics related to the sociology of immigration to Israel. The focus is on immigration and migration during the 1980s and 1990s. The chapters were selected from a list of approximately 450 articles on the subject by Israeli sociologists. The book covers such issues as migrants in the occupational structure- migration and health- formal and informal mechanisms of integration- ethnic identities and processes of integration- and processes of migration and their implications.Immigration to Israel opens with two papers written specifically for this volume. The first is a theoretical-historical chapter by the editors. They discuss the role and contribution of Israeli sociologists to the ongoing literature of migration.The second by Sergio DellaPergola, provides a historical and comparative perspective of the underlying demographic characteristics of migration to Israel in the context of global Jewish migration processes.Other chapters and contributors include: New Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Aspirations among Immigrants from the Former USSR in Israel by M. Lerner and Y. Hendeles, New Immigrants as a Special Group in the Israeli Armed Forces by V. Azarya and B. Kimmerling- Iranian Ethnicity in Israel by J. L. Goldstein- Ethiopian Immigrants in Israel by S. Kaplan and C. Rosen- The Attitudes of Israeli Youth Toward Inter-ethnic and Intra-ethnic Marriage by R. Shachar- and Jewish Immigrants from Israel in the United States by Z. Eisenbach. Immigration to Israel: Sociological Perspectives concludes with a selected bibliography. This volume contains a wealth of information and will be important to sociologists, historians, scholars of Israeli culture, and ethnicity specialists.