9780521046558

Ethnicity, Religion and Class in Israeli Society

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521046558

  • ISBN10:

    0521046556

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-14
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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This book is a major sociological analysis of the characteristics and interrelationships of ethnicity, religion, and socio-economic class in Israeli society. The analysis of ethnicity focuses on the differences among Jews from different countries of origin (from Europe, North Africa and Asia), although there is also a chapter on Palestinian Arabs in Israel. This work takes the analysis of ethnic identities and relations much further than previous studies of Israeli society, and is the first to compare the importance of ethnicity with both religion and class and to illustrate the nature of the relationships between all three divisions. The combination of sophisticated theory and research advances the study of Israeli society in particular and the study of social cleavages and conflicts within society in general.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Theoretical and Empirical Background
Ethnicity and society
Divisions in Israeli society
Theoretical perspectives in Israeli sociology
The sample, its background and its setting
Social Patterns and Behavior
Neighborhoods: synagogues and neighborhood committees
Religiosity and secularization
Friendship networks
Identities and Images
Ethnic consciousness
Class consciousness
Religion, ethnic and class division: convergent or cross-cutting?
The Impact of Stratification
Voting
Discrimination
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
Appendices
Glossary
Notes
References
Index
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