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Who Pays the Price? Foreign Workers, Society, Crime and the Law
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Editors: Mally Shechory, Sarah Ben-David and Dan Soen (Ariel University Centre, Israel)
Book Description:
Why is labour migration an issue of such public, social and political concern? How did it acquire such an importance? This book deals with exploitation on a massive scale. It is estimated that there are roughly 20 to 30 million unauthorized migrants worldwide, comprising 10%-15% of the world's immigrant stock. The book focuses on migrant workers, accompanied by as many dependents, who are driven by circumstances beyond their control to work in a country other than their own, in a foreign society that cannot function without them.
Most countries admit only a limited number of labour immigrants to meet their labour market needs and priorities. The papers presented in this book cover a wide range of areas from various aspects. The points of view on and from different countries try to look at the very complex subject of migrant labourers from three main aspects – social, legal and criminological. Theses papers cover a wide range of areas such as - prejudices and racial intolerance, official policies, living and health conditions, psychological and psychiatry aspects, criminality and victimization and human trafficking. Some of the papers advance the Conflict theory, which seeks to catalogue the ways in which those in power seek to stay in power. Others reflect on basic facts advanced by other sociological and criminological theories.

Table of Contents:
Preface
Introduction

Section 1- Studies of Social Issues: Who pays the Price?

Chapter 1. Prejudice, Social Distance, and Discriminatory Attitudes towards Labor Migrants in Israel, pp. 11-24
(Rebeca Raijman, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Haifa)

Chapter 2. Stereotype Attitudes and Social Distance Between Israeli Women and Foreign Female Workers, pp. 25-40
(Riva Ziv,Multidisciplinary Dept. of Social Sciences, Ariel University Center, Israel)

Chapter 3. Openings and Obstacles for Migrant Care Workers: Filipino Au Pairs and Nurses in Norway, pp. 41-51
(Marie Louise Seeberg, Ragnhild Sollund, Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Oslo, Norway)

Chapter 4. Globalised Labour: Who pays the Price? A Glimpse of the Philippine Overseas Filipino Worker’ (OFWs) Experience, pp. 53-65
(Cecile T. Lowe, Faculty of Professional Studies, Thames Valley University, England)

Chapter 5. Work Immigrants as Patients in German Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, pp. 67-76
(Klaus Hoffmann, Tilman Kluttig, Thomas Ross,
Reichenau Centre for Psychiatry, University of onstanz,Germany)

Chapter 6. I Know Nothing about Africa”: Children of Undocumented Sub-Saharan African Labor Migrants in Israel, between Integration and Deportation, pp. 77-93
(Galia Sabar and Yonatan N. Gez, Tel Aviv University)

Section 2- Policy and Legislation – Trying to cope:

Chapter 1. "Cast me not off in the time of old age" (Psalms 71:9) Occupational Pension for Migrant Workers Pension Insurance for Migrant Workers, pp. 97-116
(Hani Offek, Sha'arei Mishpat Law School, Israel)

Chapter 2. The Protection of Migrant Workers' Rights by Courts: The Case of Isreal and France, pp. 117-135
(Ofer Sitbon, Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University)

Chapter 3. The State of Israel’s approach to foreign workers and their families: A policy of ignoring aimed at segregation, pp. 137-149
(Anabel Lifszyc Friedlander, School of Health Professions & School of Education, Tel-Aviv University)

Chapter 4. Illegal employment of immigrants in Germany: Combating the phenomenon versus social rights?, pp. 151-167
(Christoph Junkert, Axel Kreienbrink, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees Nuremberg, Germany)

Chapter 5. Undocumented foreign workers detained in the Israel prison system: "The bastard child" of the prison system, pp. 169-185
(Efrat Shoham, Ashkelon Academic College, Israel)

Section 3- Criminology and Victimology Aspects: Trafficking and Victimization:

Chapter 1. Enslavement and Human Trafficking: the Supple Swimmers of
Fishing and the “Abidjan Been-to” of Ghana, pp. 191-200
(Nana Derby,Department of Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice
Virginia State University)

Chapter 2. Trafficking in Women for Sex in a Glocal Context: The Case of Israel, pp. 201-212
(Gabriel Cavaglion, Ashkelon Academic College, Israel)

Chapter 3. Victimization of Indian Work Immigrants in Gulf and South East Asia, pp. 213-223
(Savarimuthu Samuel Asir Raj, Karuppannan, Jaishankar,
Centre for Environmental Sciences, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tamil Nadu, India)

Chapter 4. The Plight of Female Migrant Domestic Workers in the Gulf States, pp. 225-240
(Janice Joseph, Richard Stockton State College, NJ USA)

Chapter 5. Working in the Shade: Irregular migrant workers in the Netherlands, pp. 241-254
(Mariska Kromhout, Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) of the Dutch Ministry of Justice; Joanne Van der Leun, Law Faculty of the University of Leiden and Henrieke Wubs, Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) of the Dutch Ministry of Justice)

About the Editors pp.255-256
About the Editor pp.257-262
Index pp.263-278

   Series:
      Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: pp.278
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-320-7
   Status: AV
  
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