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ERIC Number: EJ926659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Immigration and the Interplay among Citizenship, Identity and Career: The Case of Ethiopian Immigration to Israel
Flum, Hanoch; Cinamon, Rachel Gali
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v78 n3 p372-380 Jun 2011
Migration is a common phenomenon of the globalization era. In this article we explore the interplay of three foundational concepts in the migration experiences of Ethiopian Jewish immigrants in Israel: citizenship, identity and career. Through our analysis we examine the multiple layers of being an immigrant citizen. Following immigration, as reflected in empirical studies with members of this community, we have observed tensions between inclusion and exclusion, equality and difference, work and family as well as gender role transformation, family restructuring, and generational differences. These issues are discussed in the context of the development of active citizenship and career. Career development is found to be a core process in the enactment of citizenship, the promotion of a sense of belonging and deeply related to identity formation. Identity as an overarching perspective, with its personal and collective meanings, plays an important role at the intersection between citizenship and career.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia; Israel