The Process of Ethnogenesis among Haitian and Israeli immigrants in the United States

By David Mittelberg, Mary C. Waters

Routledge, July 1992

This article examines the process of ethnic identity formation among two different groups of recent immigrants to the United States: secular kibbutz-born Israelis and middle-class Haitians. While these identities are different in a number of ways, they share an ambivalence with the identities that American society would assign to them. In conclusion, the authors show that because of the primacy of race in American society, Israelis are likely to face many more options than the Haitians in the determination of their identities, although they both face a similar structural dilemma.

Topic: Race, Israeli Jews, Kibbutz, Immigration, Acculturation, Ethnicity, Identity Formation

Name of Publication: Ethnic and Racial Studies

Editor: Bulmer, Martin , Smith, Anthony, D.

Volume/Issue: Vol.15/no.3

Page Number(s): 412-436

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Mittelberg, David. Waters, Mary C. The Process of Ethnogenesis among Haitian and Israeli immigrants in the United States. Ethnic and Racial Studies. Routledge. July 1992: 412-436. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13710


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