Item description for Jewry Between Tradition And Secularism: Europe And Israel Compared (Jewish Identities in a Changing World) by Eliezer Ben-Rafael...
Are Jews today still the carriers of a single and identical collective identity and do they still constitute a single people? This two-fold question arises when one compares a Hassidi Habad from Brooklyn, a Jewish professor at a secular university in Brussels, a traditional Yemeni Jew still living in Sana'a, a Galilee kibbutznik, or a Russian Jew in Novossibirsk. Is there still today a significant relationship between these individuals who all subscribe to Judaism? The analysis shows that the Jewish identity is multiple and can be explained by considering all variants as "surface structures" of the three universal "deep structures" central to the notion of collective identity, namely, collective commitment, perceptions of the collective's singularity, and positioning vis--vis "others."
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.4" Height: 1" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004151400 ISBN13 9789004151406
Availability 0 units.
More About Eliezer Ben-Rafael
Eliezer Ben-Rafael is Weinberg Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel-Aviv University. He is a former president of the Israel Sociological Society. His books include Crisis and Transformation and Language, Identity and Social Division.
Eliezer Ben-Rafael currently resides in Tel Aviv. Eliezer Ben-Rafael has an academic affiliation as follows - Ben Gurion University of the Negev Israel, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Univers.