Israel's Changing Society / Edition 2

Israel's Changing Society / Edition 2

by Calvin Goldscheider

Revised to provide the most up-to-date assessment of Israeli society, this text uses history and current events to explain the nation’s present demographic and socioeconomic position.See more details below


Revised to provide the most up-to-date assessment of Israeli society, this text uses history and current events to explain the nation’s present demographic and socioeconomic position.

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Calvin Goldscheider is Professor of Sociology and the Ungerleider Professor of Judaic Studies at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. He is a Faculty Associate of the Population Studies and Training Center and formerly Chair of the Department of Sociology at Brown. Before coming to Brown University, he was Professor of Sociology and Demography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and Chairman of their Department of Demography. He has also held sociology faculty appointments at the University of Southern California, the University of California, Berkeley and Brandies University. He has been a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar affiliated with the Demography Unit and the Center for Women’s Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden and is Visiting Professor at the Center for Women’s Studies there in 2001-2002 carrying out research on immigrant families in Sweden. He graduated with Honors from Yeshiva University in New York and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University.His major research publications have focused on the sociology and demography of ethnic populations, historically and comparatively, with a particular emphasis on family and immigration. He has published extensively in these fields in the leading sociology and demography journals. He has edited several collections of original scholarly research in demography, including Population and Social Change in Israel and Population, Ethnicity, and Nation Building (a total of seven were published by Westview Press). His major authored and co-authored books include: The Population of Israel; The Ethnic Factor in Family Structure and Mobility; The Transformation of the Jews; Jewish Continuity and Change; Leaving Home Before Marriage; The Transition to Adulthood; and Cultures in Conflict .

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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Preface and Acknowledgments
Preface to the Revised Edition
Pt. 1Demography, Development, and Ethnicity
1Nation-Building, Population, and Development3
2Ethnic Diversity: Jewish and Arab Populations of Israel23
Pt. 2The Formation of Israeli Communities
3Immigration, Nation-Building, and Ethnicity43
4Arab Israelis: Demography, Dependency, and Distinctiveness65
Pt. 3Ecology, Settlement, and the Development of Communities
5Urbanization, Internal Migration, and Residential Integration89
6Communities: Kibbutzim, Moshavim, Development Towns, and Cities109
Pt. 4Forms of Inequality: Social Class, Gender, and Death
7Resources and Inequality: Education, Occupation, and Income135
8Changing Roles of Israeli Women and Men155
9Inequality and Mortality Decline175
Pt. 5Family Formation and Generational Continuities
10Marriage, Family, and Intermarriage195
11The Transition to Small Family Size: The Fertility Revolution and Ethnic Convergences217
Pt. 6Diasporas, Dependencies, and Ethnic Continuities
12The Jewish Diaspora and Palestine: Ethnicity and Nation-Building in the State of Israel241

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