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Continuity and Change : A Study of two Ethnic Communities in Israel - Rita J. Simon

Continuity and Change

A Study of two Ethnic Communities in Israel

Paperback Published: 6th November 1978
ISBN: 9780521293181
Number Of Pages: 194

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In this detailed 1978 study, Professor Rita J. Simon examines two significant ethnic communities in Israel: one of ultra-Orthodox Jews, and the other of Israeli Arabs. The Jews form a tiny but cohesive group with a strong sense of pride in their heritage and values. The Arabs, who comprise thirteen percent of the total population of Israel, occupy a politically and culturally sensitive position within that state. The author argues that despite these and obvious other cultural differences the two communities are akin in their separateness from the mainstream of Israeli society. She presents explanations of how and why both groups maintain cultural values and social patterns that prevent their assimilation into and acceptance by the broader society. Continuity and Change is significant as a study of contemporary social conditions in Israel, of sources of conflict within that society, as of implications that these conflicts have for the future.

The Jewish ultra-Orthodox and the urban Arab communities: theoretical and geographical comparisons
Social characteristics and research design
Selective institutions in the two communities
A profile of the ultra-Orthodox community in Mea Shearim
A profile of the urban Arab community in Israel
Sex role characteristics in the ultra-Orthodox family
Sex role characteristics in the urban Arab family
Sex and generational roles in the ultra-Orthodox family
Sex roles in the urban Arab family
Summary and conclusions: a look at the future
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ISBN: 9780521293181
ISBN-10: 0521293189
Series: American Sociological Association Rose Monographs
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 6th November 1978
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.29

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