Foreign Workers in Israel: Global Perspectives

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SUNY Press, 21.01.2009 - 256 Seiten
In this account of a social experiment gone awry, Israel Drori exposes a little-known and recent phenomenon: the importation of foreign workers from Third World economies to Israel. Focusing on Romanian, Thai, and Filipina migrants brought to Israel for specified periods of employment, Drori examines the effect of migrants on Israeli society, particularly the issue of national identity. What began as a political corrective avoiding the danger of hiring Palestinians to do work that Jewish Israelis would not has developed into a social and economic problem the state does not know how to handle. In addition to examining the work experiences and social lives of these workers, Drori also situates the Israeli case within a global context, where many affluent nations have significant populations of marginalized, undocumented workers.
 

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1 Introduction
1
Theoretical Context
15
3 The Evolution of Government Policies and the Migrant Labor Employment System
45
The System of Placement Agencies
69
5 Living and Working as NonIsraelisFilipino Caregivers
89
6 Thai Agricultural Workers
105
7 Rumanian Construction Workers
117
Life and Work on the Run
131
9 Deportation
153
10 The Rhythm of Policy and the Employment System
167
11 Labor Migration Policies and National Identity
181
Notes
197
References
215
Index
235
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Israel Drori is Professor at the School of Business Administration, College of Management, Israel, and also teaches at the Department of Public Policy at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of The Seam Line: Arab Workers and Jewish Managers in the Israeli Textile Industry and coauthor (with Izhak Schnell and Michael Sofer) of Arab Industrialization in Israel: Ethnic Entrepreneurship in the Periphery.

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