The Global North Goes to the Global North Minus? Intersections of the Integration of Highly Skilled, Non-Jewish Female Partner and Spousal Migrants from the Global North in Israel

Dani Kranz

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Abstract

Using Global Northern, non-Jewish, female, highly skilled partners and spouses of Israeli Jewish citizens in Israel as a case study, and depicting their interactions with bureaucracy, integration into the labour market, gendered aspects of integration and clashes between self-perception and ascription this paper teases out that, despite its specificity, the case of Israel allows forming conclusions about the precariousness of a class of presumed privileged migrants. The central finding is that Global Northerners experience a status deprivation, which includes deskilling and social marginalization. This nexus was experienced as limiting personal agency, which allows for questioning their presumed status of privileged migrants; it concurrently underscores the importance of the analytically difficult and diffuse nexus of personality and agency. The ethnographic data demonstrates that individuals coped with the challenges differently, suggesting that specific personalities and intra- and interpersonal resourcefulness underpin individual resilience thresholds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-207
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Migration
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography

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