Power and Ritual in the Israel Labor Party: A Study in Political Anthropology
An anthropological study of a major national political party - one which dominated Israeli politics for nearly five decades and was returned to office in summer 1992. The analysis focuses on the relationship between culture and politics to explain the crucial role the Labour Party has played.
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The Power of Nominations
The Suppression of Issues
Rituals of SelfIdentification Rebellion and Assertion
Continuity and Change in Representation in Party Institutions
Party Center and Local Branch Relationships
The End of an Epoch and a New Regime
Adjustment to Being in Opposition
Democratization of Leadership Selection
The Impact of the Intifada
Facing the Future
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Page xi - The King, the Priest and the Fool all belong to the same regime, all belong essentially to a society shaped by belief in Divine order, human inadequacy, efficacious ritual; and there is no real place for any of them in a world increasingly dominated by the notions of the puritan, the scientist and the captain of industry...