Amyntas by André Gide

By André Gide

'Là, entre les lourds piliers sans type de l. a. salle peu éclairée, des femmes dansent, grandes, non aspect tant belles qu'étranges, et excessivement parées. Elles se meuvent avec lenteur. l. a. volupté qu'elles vendent est grave, specialty et secrète comme l. a. mort. Près du café, sur une cour commune pleine de clarté de lune ou de nuit, chacune a sa porte entreclose. Leur lit est bas. On y descend comme dans un tombeau. - Des Arabes songeurs regardent sinuer los angeles danse qu'une musique, constante comme le bruit d'une onde coulante conduit. - Le cafetier apporte le café dans une très petite tasse où l'on croirait boire l'oubli.'

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In 2000, a higher percentage of Jews had remained geographically stable over the preceding five years than was true in 1990. Those who did migrate tended to move greater distances to other states or other regions. From the perspective of lifetime mobility, in 2000 compared to 1990, fewer Jews were repeat migrants while more had recently returned to their state of birth. Compared with the Jewish population of 1990, fewer Jews in 2000 had over their lifetimes ever moved between regions, and within this overall trend, the South and West experienced an increase in the proportion of Jews who were lifetime residents.

Indeed, the data available for 2000 show that Jews living in non-metropolitan areas are less Jewishly-oriented than are their metropolitan counterparts. Certainly, Jews in non-metropolitan areas are not members of ultraorthodox enclave communities since less than one half of one percent of them defined themselves as Orthodox, as compared to more than eight percent among Jews in metropolitan areas; by contrast, Jews in non-metropolitan areas disproportionately lack denominational preference — about half as compared to less than one-third among metropolitan Jews.

We speculate that this is partly explained by people who migrated earlier to the South and established permanent residence and are now visiting their former homes. Ch a pt er T h r ee Migration and Socioeconomic Characteristics 1. Overview Migration is not uniformly characteristic of the various demographic and socioeconomic segments of the population. Rather it is selective, with different people responding differently to incentives of migration and to push and pull factors in different areas (Lee, 1966; Long, 1988; Michalos, 1997; Ritchey, 1976).

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