International Handbook on Race and Race Relations

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Italian sample had Swiss wives, 18.3 had perfect knowledge of German, and 41.9 percent said they had experienced some mobility from their first job in Switzerland. 41

The relative calm and progress of the last few years are currently being strained by a stream of asylum seekers, primarily from poor countries. The refugee question has drawn attention to the large contingent of foreign migrants, the vast majority of whom by now have resided in Switzerland for over ten years. With more and more Third World groups seeking political asylum (including a substantial number of Turks, Tamils, and Africans), the potential for invidious distinctions between ethnic and racial minorities now exists. Whether or not this will occur remains to be seen.


NOTES
1.
Stephen Castles and Godula Kosack, Immigrant Workers and Class Structure in Western Europe ( London: Oxford University Press, 1985), pp. 455-57. In this chapter the terms "foreign workers," "immigrants," "migrants," "guest workers," and "aliens" are used interchangeably, even though they have slightly different connotations.
2.
Tamotsu Shibutani and Kian M. Kwan, Ethnic Stratification ( New York: Macmillan, 1965), p. 115.
3.
William Petersen, "On the Subnations of Europe," in Nathan Glazer and Danial P. Moynihan, eds., Ethnicity, Theory and Practice ( Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1975), pp. 195-96.
4.
Castles and Kosack, Immigrant Workers, p. 446. The situation for Africans may change if a substantial number of less skilled individuals seek refugee status in Switzerland.
5.
"Härtere Gangart in der Zulassungspraxis," Tages-Anzeiger (foreign edition), February 4, 1985, p. 2. "Swiss Dilemma: Who's a Political Refugee?" Wall Street Journal, November 20, 1986, p. 31.
6.
Hans-Joachim Hoffman-Nowotny, Soziologie des Fremdarbeiter-Problems ( Stuttgart: Enke, 1973).
7.
W. Bickel, Bevölkerungsgeschichte der Schweiz seit dem Ausgang des Mittelalters ( Zurich: Büchergilde Gutenberg, 1947), p. 91.
8.
Mark J. Miller and Phillip L. Martin, Administering Foreign Worker Programs ( Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books, 1982), p. 7.
9.
Hans-Joachim Hoffmann-Nowotny, "Switzerland," in Tomas Hammer, ed., European Immigration Policy ( Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985), pp. 207-8.
10.
M. Gardner Clark, "The Swiss Experience with Foreign Workers: Lessons for the United States," Industrial and Labor Relations Review 36 ( July 1983): 607.
11.
Carol L. Schmid, Conflict and Consensus in Switzerland ( Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981), p. 137.
12.
Miller and Martin, Administering Foreign-Worker Programs, pp. 7-8.
13.
Hoffmann-Nowotny, "Switzerland," pp. 209-10.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Tables ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Notes xviii
  • AUSTRALIA 1
  • Bibliography 20
  • BRAZIL 23
  • Notes 36
  • Notes 39
  • CANADA 43
  • Notes 59
  • Notes 63
  • FIJI Ralph Premdas 67
  • Notes 97
  • Notes 99
  • FRANCE 101
  • Bibliography 112
  • INDIA 117
  • Bibliography 126
  • JAPAN 129
  • Bibliography 152
  • MALAYSIA 155
  • Notes 163
  • Notes 164
  • NETHERLANDS 167
  • Notes 187
  • Notes 189
  • NEW ZEALAND 191
  • Notes 209
  • Notes 211
  • SINGAPORE 213
  • Notes 229
  • Notes 230
  • SOUTH AFRICA 233
  • Notes 258
  • Bibliography 261
  • SUDAN 263
  • Notes 278
  • Notes 279
  • SWITZERLAND 281
  • Notes 296
  • Notes 298
  • THAILAND Suchitra Punyaratabandhu-Bhakdi and Juree Vichit-Vadakdan 301
  • Notes 318
  • Notes 319
  • TRINIDAD 321
  • Notes 333
  • Notes 335
  • UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS 339
  • Notes 362
  • Notes 367
  • UNITED KINGDOM 369
  • Notes 390
  • Bibliography 393
  • UNITED STATES 395
  • Notes 416
  • Notes 420
  • WEST GERMANY 423
  • Notes 440
  • Notes 443
  • BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE 449
  • APPENDIX: RACIAL/ETHNIC DIVISIONS 455
  • Index 467
  • ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS 479
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