Is Israel One?: Religion, Nationalism, and Multiculturalism Confounded

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Brill, 2005 - History - 331 pages
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This book delves into Israeli society where internal divides have emerged from divergent value systems in a context of powerful globalization, immigrant-society behavior, and a sharp majority-minority division. A short but hectic experience, Jewish nationalism draws its vitality from reformulations of ancestral symbols which permeate the dynamics of the confrontations of the dominant culture and numerous parties, all contesting its exigencies. Israel's conflicts revolve around this issue, forming a unique dynamic of multiple interacting forces of convergence and divergence. This case raises several major questions about the sociology of multiculturalism. Is Israel One?' was selected Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2006. This book is also available in paperback.

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Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Ph.D. (1974) in Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is Weinberg Professor of Sociology at Tel-Aviv University. He has published in the area of ethnicity, identities, and sociology of language, including Jewish Identities: Fifty Intellectuals Answer Ben-Gurion (Brill, 2002) and Identity and Social Division (Clarendon, 1994). Yochanan Peres, Ph.D. (1968) in Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is Professor Emeritus at Tel-Aviv University. He has published in the area of ethnicity, public opinion, survey analysis, and sociology of family, including Between Consent and Dissent: Democracy and Peace in the Israeli Mind (with Ephraim Yaar, Rowman and Littlefield, 1998).