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Edited by Eliezer Ben-Rafael, University of Tel-Aviv
When examining how the social sciences have dealt with ideology, one's first impression is often one of considerable confusion. Sociology in particular is the scene of heated debates about ideology. These debates go sometimes so far as to echo doubts of participants with regard to their ...
Edited by Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Tel Aviv University, Yaacov Oved, Tel Aviv University, and Menachem Topel, Ashkelon Academic College - Yad Tabenkin
The communal idea is investigated theoretically and through contemporary experiences on the verge of the 21st century. This idea draws its vitality from potent civilizational codes, and while its realizations come up unavoidably to self-betrayal, its renewal from ashes is not less unavoidable.
Edited by Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Tel Aviv University and Yitzhak Sternberg, Open University and at Beit Berl College, Israel
This book is about new forms of religious activities emerging in the context of their dialectic relations with contemporary multicultural realities. World religions are effectively a major agent of the multiculturalization of contemporary societies. However, multiculturalism pushes them not only ...
Edited by Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Tel Aviv University and Yitzhak Sternberg, Open University, Israel, with Judit Bokser Liwerant and Yosef Gorny
This book deals with transnationalism and captures its singularity as a generalized phenomenon. The profusion of transnational communities is a factor of fluidity in social orders and represents confrontations between contingencies and basic socio-cultural drives. It has created a new era ...
Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Olaf Glöckner, and Yitzhak Sternberg
In the context of their recent dispersion, Russian-speaking Jews have become the vast majority of Germany’s longstanding Jewry. An entity marked by permeable boundaries, they show commitment to world Jewry, including Israel, but feeble identification with their hosts. While Jewish singularity is ...
Eliezer Ben-Rafael, University of Tel-Aviv, Mikhail Lyubansky, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Olaf Glöckner,University of Potsdam, Paul Harris, Augusta State University, Yael Israel, University of Tel-Aviv, Willi Jasper, University of Potsdam, and Julius Schoeps, University of Potsdam
This book investigates the Russian-speaking Jews who recently settled abroad: a million in Israel, half a million in the USA and 200.000 in Germany. A comparative work by an international team of researchers, it delves, in “true time”, into the making of an exemplary contemporary transnational ...
Edited by Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Tel Aviv University and Yitzhak Sternberg, Tel Aviv University
The authors of this collection, renowned scholars from around the world, explore the tensions and dilemmas that impact pluralism and homogeneity in modern societies. This book is in homage to Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt. We honor his ground-breaking work in the comparative study of modernities and ...
Edited by Judit Bokser Liwerant, Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Yossi Gorny, and Raanan Rein
This volume offers a multidimensional and interdisciplinary exploration of contemporary Jewish identities amidst globalization processes, with special emphasis on Latin American socio-political, communal, and cultural milieu. Stretching from political science to sociology, from art to cultural ...
Edited by Eliezer Ben-Rafael with Yitzhak Sternberg
This book is about the sociologists' analyses of the newness of our time. It discusses five conceptual perspectives: (1) Multiple modernities; (2) Globalization; (3) Multiculturalism; (4) The declining accountability of the State; (5) Postmodernity. The divergent propositions which surface give ...
Edited by Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Thomas Gergely and Yosef Gorny
Are Jews today still the carriers of a single, distinctive collective identity and do they still constitute a single people? This is the leading question of this comparison between European and Israeli jewries.
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