Critical Sociology and the End of Ideology in Israel

By Chaim I. Waxman

Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI), 1997

The author explores the sources of the emergence of critical sociology and post-Zionism among social scientists in Israel. He contrasts the work of various Israeli sociologists and finds that only a small number are critical or post-Zionist; however, they are a very visible and influential group. He finds three ideologies of post-Zionism: (1) anti-Zionism and a hostile rejection of Israel as a racist nation begotten in sin; (2) a trend within the discipline of sociology as a whole to move away from empiricism to an examination of large-scale problems; and (3) ideology involving basic questions about Jews, Jewish nationalism, and Judaism.

Topic: History, Zionism

Name of Publication: Israel Studies

Volume/Issue: Vol.2/no.1

Page Number(s): 194-210

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Waxman, Chaim I. Critical Sociology and the End of Ideology in Israel. Israel Studies. Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI). 1997: 194-210. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2070


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