While scholars study residential segregation dynamics in order to understand minorities’ assimilation into mainstream society, less is known about these mechanisms in ethno-national migration contexts. This article examines Israel’s demographic dynamics from 1961 to 2008 in order to evaluate and provide a framework for the process of spatial assimilation of Mizrahim and Ashkenazim in the context of segregation from the Palestinian citizens of Israel. By using the Theil index (H), I assess the level of segregation in different geographic layers and then explore how internal migration has reduced spatial distance within the Jewish society. The analysis demonstrates that despite the disadvantaged position of Mizrahim as of 1961, levels of residential segregation had decreased by 1983. Also, boundaries changed from a variance between Mizrahim and Ashkenazim into a variance among Mizrahim only, with those who relocated as the most spatially assimilated group and those who remained as the most segregated one.
The Spatial Assimilation of Immigrants
Beyond the Liberal Grammar of Contemporary Sociology
, I really believe, on the deepest level, that there is no way to recruit the support of broad segments of the Israeli population to our cause [emphasis added]. Another activist sketched the social boundaries of Israel’s human rights and peace
Orthodox Christianity.) However, on the social boundaries of these groups, there is growing protest, pressure, and mutual alienation between those who adopted the new religion and of those who rejected it. Such asymmetry exists because shamanists tend to
An Analysis of the Ethnic Issue in Israel
York : Holmes & Meier . Mashash , Yosef . 1934 . Responsa: Mayim Chayim . [In Hebrew.] Morocco : Fez . Mizrachi , Nissim . 2011 . “ Beyond the Garden and the Jungle: The Social Boundaries of Human Rights Discourse in Israel .” [In Hebrew
Between the ‘Good Person’ and the ‘Bad Citizen’
Ethnic Identity’: The Making and Unmaking of Social Boundaries in Contemporary Ashkenazi Narratives .” [In Hebrew.] Theory and Criticism 33 : 101 – 129 . Shafir , Gershon , and Yoav Peled . 2002 . Being Israeli: The Dynamics of Multiple
The Making of the 'Golden Cage'
This article focuses on the Greek community of Alexandria, a socially and territorially bounded Diaspora entity that articulates a sense of connection to place through claims of a historically continuous socio-spatial connection to both Egypt and Greece. Through analyses of visual material collected and produced during fieldwork, I explore the spatial and social boundaries of the community before and after Nasser’s 1952 revolution and highlight discontinuities in the narratives and imaginings of the city articulated by different generations. Studying the creation of new borders, I reveal how restriction to, and isolation within, the ‘golden cage’ of Greek areas is both willingly embraced and a source of frustration. I conclude by outlining how spatial and ideological boundaries overlap and how they are shifted and defended by Greek and non-Greek inhabitants of the city.
Contemporary Trends in Religious-Zionism
) between the members of the group. Shifting to a non-ideational conceptualization enables a better understanding of the fierce internal debates and provides more fluid definitions of the group's social boundaries. Most important, this conceptualization