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Israeli Society in the Twenty-First Century
Immigration, Inequality, and Religious Conflict
Calvin Goldscheider

The Schusterman Series in Israel Studies

2015 • 304 pp. 6 x 9"
History of Israel & Palestine / Sociology of Religion / Demography

$35.00 Paperback, 978-1-61168-747-7
$34.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-748-4

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“Goldscheider takes a straightforward, dispassionate approach, and this is one of the book’s great strengths. . . . Another strength is the sophistication of Goldscheider’s analysis. He ‘disentangles’ that which is unique to Israel from what is shared with other developed nations.”—Contemporary Jewry

A data-based analysis of social life and social problems in contemporary Israel that draws a vivid portrait of a dynamic and rapidly changing society

This volume illuminates changes in Israeli society over the past generation. Goldscheider identifies three key social changes that have led to the transformation of Israeli society in the twenty-first century: the massive immigration of Jews from the former Soviet Union, the economic shift to a high-tech economy, and the growth of socioeconomic inequalities inside Israel. To deepen his analysis of these developments, Goldscheider focuses on ethnicity, religion, and gender, including the growth of ethnic pluralism in Israel, the strengthening of the Ultra-Orthodox community, the changing nature of religious Zionism and secularism, shifts in family patterns, and new issues and challenges between Palestinians and Arab Israelis given the stalemate in the peace process and the expansions of Jewish settlements.

Combining demography and social structural analysis, the author draws on the most recent data available from the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics and other sources to offer scholars and students an innovative guide to thinking about the Israel of the future.

This book will be of interest to scholars and students of contemporary Israel, the Middle East, sociology, demography and economic development, as well as policy specialists in these fields. It will serve as a textbook for courses in Israeli history and in the modern Middle East.

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“The scholarship of this updated work is outstanding. Goldscheider is the established authority in combining the approaches of demography and sociology into a socio-cultural analysis of Israeli society. . . . None of the others in the field have achieved a book of this scope and magnitude in English.”—Russell Stone, professor emeritus of sociology, American University

CALVIN GOLDSCHEIDER is professor emeritus of sociology and Ungerleider Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies at Brown University. His most recent books include Israel’s Changing Society: Population Ethnicity, and Development, Studying the Jewish Future, and, co-authored with Jeffrey M. Green, A Typical Extraordinary Jew: From Tarnow to Jerusalem.

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