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The Resource Immigrants and bureaucrats : Ethiopians in an Israeli absorption center, Esther Hertzog

Immigrants and bureaucrats : Ethiopians in an Israeli absorption center, Esther Hertzog

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Immigrants and bureaucrats : Ethiopians in an Israeli absorption center
Title
Immigrants and bureaucrats
Title remainder
Ethiopians in an Israeli absorption center
Statement of responsibility
Esther Hertzog
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As Israel is primarily a country of immigrants, the state has taken on the responsibility of the settlement and integration of each new group, viewing its role as both benevolent and indispensable to the welfare of migrants. Although these efforts may work to some extent, the author makes clear in this study of Ethiopian immigrants that the overwhelming effect is exactly the opposite: the absorption centers, which are central to Israeli immigration policy, reduce the migrants to the helpless charges of officials who seem more concerned with expanding and perpetuating their respective organizations, and securing their own positions within them. Thus, rather than furthering integration, these centers create dependence on state control and encourage social segregation between the varying immigrant groups - whose lives and social structures are constantly interfered with and who are cast as weak, defenseless, and needy." "This unusual ethnography is a rich example of state politics, bureaucratic conflicts, power-dependence relationships, and subjection. Filled with descriptions of the various encounters and discussions in offices and caravans it allows the reader to gain a real sense of the migrant situation taking place in Israel, the personalities of the officials, and their bureaucratic license."--Jacket
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DLC
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Hertzog, Esther
Dewey number
362.87/08992805694
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS113.8.F34
LC item number
H47 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New directions in anthropology
Series volume
v. 7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews, Ethiopian
  • Immigrants
  • Bureaucracy
  • Jews, Ethiopian
  • Israel
Label
Immigrants and bureaucrats : Ethiopians in an Israeli absorption center, Esther Hertzog
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-200) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37606166
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 204 pages
Isbn
9781571819413
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97031599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
Immigrants and bureaucrats : Ethiopians in an Israeli absorption center, Esther Hertzog
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37606166
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 204 pages
Isbn
9781571819413
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97031599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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