First published in 1997, This book now opens the unduly delayed discussion about how Israel and the USA deal with immigration and how they are transformed by it. Approaching the discussion from the point of view of contemporary immigration research, this book prioritizes the economic processes of immigrant insertion in Israel and the USA, immigrant absorption and assimilation in both countries, policy debates, and women immigrants for extended treatment. Additionally, a photographic section mobilizes the new subject of visual sociology to continue the comparative analysis.
1. Economic Saturation and Immigrant Entrepreneurship, Ivan light, Stavros Karageogis. 2. The Four Iranian Ethnic Economies in Los Angeles, Ivan Light, Georges Sabagh, Mehdi Bozorgmehr, Claudia Der-Martirosian. 3. Issues in the Absorption of Older Immigrants in Employment, Judah Matras. 4. Social Networks, Local Opportunities and Entrepreneurship Among Immigrants in Israel. 5. Ethnic Conflict and Social Cohesion Among Israeli Adolescents, Richard E. Isralowitz, Ismael Abu Saad. 6. Social Cohesion and Intergroup Conflict in the Negev: Jewish and Arab Attitudes Toward the Absorption of Russian Immigrants, Ismael Abu Saad, Richard E. Isralowitz. 7. Immigrant Women as Child Care Providers, Julia Wrigley. 8. Korean and Filipino Immigrant Women in the Los Angeles Labour Market, Hye-Kyung Lee, Stavros Karageorgis. 9. We Don’t Want No Goddamn Black Refugees! The Politics of Haitian Refugees in Florida, Alex Stepick , Tareena Joubert. 10. Application of Photography to Immigration Studies: Iranians and Yemenis in California, Jonathan Friedlander, Mehdi Bozorgmehr, Ron Kelly. 11. Israeli Immigrants in Los Angeles.