Quality & Quantity

, Volume 45, Issue 6, pp 1151–1174 | Cite as

National attachments, economic competition, and social exclusion of non-ethnic migrants in Israel: a mixed-methods approach

  • Rebeca RaijmanEmail author
  • Oshrat Hochman


This paper provides a specific example of how mixed-methods can be used as a useful research design in the study of ethnic exclusionism. Specifically, we investigate the ways in which conceptions of national identity and nationalism and perceptions of socio-economic threat explain exclusionary attitudes of the majority group (Jews) towards labor migrants in Israel. We show how the implementation of the mixed-method approach to the study of discriminatory attitudes towards migrants not only provided evidence for convergence, but also improved our understanding of the complex nature of ethnic relations in modern societies.


National identity Chauvinism Perceived threat Labor migrants Israel Mixed-methods 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany

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