Minority Groups: Coercion, Discrimination, Exclusion, Deviance and the Quest for Equality


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Series: Focus on Civilizations and Cultures
BISAC: SOC020000

Society consists of numerous interconnected, interacting, and interdependent groups, which invariably differ in both power and status. Inequality and conflict between social groups entails economic as well as sociological and political factors. The tensions that arise between these groups are the root of society’s most difficult problems’ sometimes, the root of its disintegration.

Ethnic and minority conflict is an inherent part of social life. The study of specific ethnic and minority groups reflects the fact that people live in very powerful competitive modern or traditional societies; also, that group conflict and inequality is generally the social norm rather than the exception. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


About the Editors and Authors

D. Soen, M. Shechory and S. Ben David

Section 1. Permissible and Impermissible Inequalities

Chapter 1 – Comparing Inequalities: On a Difference that Makes a Difference (pp. 3-16)
Volker H. Schmidt

Section 2. Coercion, Discrimination and Exclusion of Minorities

Chapter 2 – Christianity in Australian National Identity Construction: Some Recent Trends in the Politics of Exclusion (pp. 19-36)
Farida Fozdar

Chapter 3 – One in Five: Israeli Arabs: Exclusion and Life at the Bottom of the Social Pyramid (pp. 37-54)
Dan Soen

Chapter 4 – International Migration and Immigration Policy in Israel: State–to-Nation Balance vis-à-vis Immigrants Human Rights (pp. 55-76)
Zvi M. Libman

Chapter 5 – Discrimination of European Muslims: Self-perceptions, Experiences and Discourses of Victimhood (pp. 77-96)
Gunther Jikeli

Chapter 6 – The Ex-scavengers of Delhi: Into Alternative Sources of Livelihood – Exploring Unexplored Terrain (pp. 97-110)
Pamela Singla

Section 3. Minorities’ Self-perceptions, Identities and Narratives

Chapter 7 – Russian-speaking Immigrants in Israel as a Minority Group (pp. 113-136)
Elazar Leshem

Chapter 8 – The Challenge of the New Mizrachi Narrative for Multi-cultural Education in Israe (pp. 137-150)
Arie Kizel

Chapter 9 – Ethnicity, Ethnic Conflict and the Meaning of Work among Jews and Arabs in Israel (pp. 151-166)
Moshe Sharabi

Chapter 10 – Media Regulation and the Construction of Minority Groups’ Identity: For or Against (pp. 167-188)
Mira Moshe

Section 4. Living Outside: The Impact of Migration and Minority Groups

Chapter 11 – Immigration and Family Welfare among Ethiopian Immigrants in Israel (pp. 191-210)
Becca S. Feldman, Baynesan Fassil and Ronny A. Shtarkshal

Chapter 12 – Invisibility and Social Exclusion: The Elderly Priests of the Ethiopian Immigrants in Israel (pp. 211-226)
Aviva Kaplan and Rachel Sharaby

Chapter 13 – Intimate Partner Femicide (IPF) against Ethiopian Women in Israel (pp. 227-246)
Arnon Edelstein

Chapter 14 – Social Dominnance, Family System and Deviance among Immigrant Youth in Israel (pp. 247-264)
Mally Shechory and Sarah Ben David


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