Russian Jews on Three Continents: Migration and Resettlement [NOOK Book]

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In the past twenty years almost three quarters of a million Russian Jews have emigrated to the West. Their presence in Israel, Europe and North America and their absence from Russia have left an indelible imprint on these societies. The emigrants themselves as well as those who stayed behind, are in a struggle to establish their own identities and to achieve social and economic security

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Russian Jews on Three Continents: Migration and Resettlement

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Overview

In the past twenty years almost three quarters of a million Russian Jews have emigrated to the West. Their presence in Israel, Europe and North America and their absence from Russia have left an indelible imprint on these societies. The emigrants themselves as well as those who stayed behind, are in a struggle to establish their own identities and to achieve social and economic security

In this volume an international assembly of experts historians, sociologists, demographers and politicians join forces in order to assess the nature and magnitude of the impact created by this emigration and to examine the fate of those Jews who left and those who remained. Their wide-ranging perspectives contribute to creating a variegated and complex picture of the recent Russian Jewish Emigration.
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Between 1989 and 1994, approximately 800,000 Jews emigrated from the regions of what formerly constituted the USSR. These 25 essays examine the reasons for that migration and the consequences for the populations of Jews that remained and those that settled the U.S. and Israel from the perspectives of history, political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and demography. The papers are arranged in six sections treating the historical setting, policy formulation and implementation, social contexts, social and economic absorption in Israel and the U.S., cultural change and identity dilemmas, and impact on the receiving societies. Paperback edition (unseen) $29.50. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135215538
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/31/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 568
  • File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 'From a Northern Country': Russian and Soviet Jewish Immigration to America and Israel in Historical Perspective
2 Soviet Policy towards Jewish Emigration - An Overview
3 Ethnic and Related Factors in Soviet Emigration Policy, 1968-1989
4 The Impact of the United States on Soviet Emigration Policy
5 Israel's Immigration Policy and the Dropout Phenomenon
6 The Quandaries of an Israeli Minister of Absorption
7 Israel's Absorption Policy since the 1970s
8 The Interrelationship between Emigration and the Socio-Demographic Profile of Russian Jewry
9 Jewish Emigration from the Former USSR: Who? Why? How Many?
10 Does the Country Gain or Lose from the Exodus of Jews? The Discussion in Russian Society
11 Attitudes of Russians towards Jews and Their Emigration, 1989-94
12 Soviet Jews in the United States: Language and Labour Market Adjustments Revisited
13 Community Formation among Jews from the Former Soviet Union in the US
14 Immigrants from the former USSR in Israel in the 1990s: Demographic Characteristics and Socio-Economic Absorption
15 Jewish Identity among Russian Immigrants in the US
16 Culture Change, Border Crossings and Identity Shopping: Jewish Teenagers from the CIS Assess Their Future in Israel
17 Identity and Language: The Social Insertion of Soviet Jews in Israel
18 Motivation to Serve in the Israeli Army: The Gap between Cultural Involvement and Cultural Performance
19 Is Living in Russia Worthwhile?
20 The View from Kiev
21 Twenty Years After
22 The Absorption of Soviet Immigrants into the Labour Market: Aspects of Occupational Substitution and Retention
23 Yes to Immigration, but What about Immigrants? Local Attitudes to Immigrant Absorption
24 Educating Lena: Women Immigrants and 'Integration' Policies in Israel - The Politics of Reproduction and Family Planning
25 Learning from Experience: Israeli Schools and the Task of Immigrant Absorption
Appendix
Notes on Contributors
Glossary
Index
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