Social identity dilemmas of ultra-orthodox men in Israeli higher education

Adi Binhas, Yaffa Moskovich

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to analyze the unique dilemmas and challenges of ultra-orthodox men in academia. Design/methodology/approach: This research is conducted in the phenomenology approach. It explores the experience and the process that shape the social identity of higher-educated Haredi men through the life stories of twenty individuals. Findings: The research found the developmental path of Haredi-educated males, till they adopted a hybridist identity. The research uses a new term of hybridist identity, to better analyze the components of this new identity structure that, to the best of the authors knowledge, has not been examined as such in the literature. Research limitations/implications: The study population is not large and therefore the number of participants is not large. Practical implications: From this, we can also learn about other conservative groups that integrate into academic institutions. Social implications: This is a group that has been researched, through which it will be possible to learn about trends of diversity in academia and other public institutions. From the findings, it will be possible to design a policy that will suit the sociological, social and cultural composition of the students, in order to enable access to higher education for more diverse groups. Originality/value: This is a group that has been researched, through which it will be possible to learn about trends of diversity in academia and other public institutions. From the findings, it will be possible to design a policy that will suit the sociological, social and cultural composition of the students, in order to enable access to higher education for more diverse groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-709
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
Volume43
Issue number7-8
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Jun 2023
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Haredi males
  • Higher educated
  • Hybridist identity
  • Social identity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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