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Ethnicity, Religion and Class in Israeli Society - Eliezer Ben-Rafael

Ethnicity, Religion and Class in Israeli Society

Hardcover Published: 22nd February 1991
ISBN: 9780521392297
Number Of Pages: 300

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This book is the first major sociological analysis of the characteristics and interrelationships of ethnicity, religion, and socio-economic class in Israeli society. Although much has been written about the various distinctions between Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jews, this volume argues for a more sophisticated approach than the rather crude divisions that have formed the basis of most works on the subject. The authors include categories largely overlooked in sociological studies on Israel such as middle class Israelis from Asia and Africa, and working-class Israelis from Europe. The data acquired from this rich ethnic mix leads to the analysis of a wide range of theoretical issues that casts fresh light on social cleavages within Israel in particular and society in general.

Theoretical and Empirical Background
Ethnicity and society
Divisions in Israeli society
Theoretical perspectives in Israeli sociology
The sample, its background and setting
Social Patterns and Behavior
Neighborhoods: synagogues and neighborhood committees
Religiosity and secularization
Friendship networks
Identities and Images
Ethnic consciousness
Class consciousness
Religion, ethnicity, and class; cross-cutting or converging?
The Impact of Stratification
Assimilation or ethnic solidarity?
Social Cleavages: An Overview of Israeli Society and Some Theoretical Implications
Cleavages among Jews
Jews and Arabs
Toward a theory of social cleavages
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ISBN: 9780521392297
ISBN-10: 0521392292
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 22nd February 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.61