Between individualism and collectivism: The case of a middle class neighbourhood in Israel

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Abstract

Cites collectivism as an element within Israeli culture from its inception. Explores the intricate mosaic of individualism/collectivism as expressed in a middle class TelAviv neighbourhood. Uses a three years of fieldwork and a neighbourhood survey to describe the residents as active individuals, aiming to advance their private interests and eager to interact with each other and participate in organized local activities. Shows how some modes of collectivist action were directed towards individual interests. Shows the collectivist tendency as still strong and influenced by the dominance of social parties in Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
Volume21
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2001

Keywords

  • Israel
  • National cultures
  • Social economics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)

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