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Title: Ideology and communal society : the Israeli Kibbutz
Author: Bowes, Alison M.
ISNI:       0000 0000 8123 2065
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 1977
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The thesis deals with the problem of the anthropological study of the relationship between beliefs and social action. The Israeli kibbutz is used an an ethnographic example and test case. A discussion of individualist and collectivist approaches to the problem concludes that they erect a barrier between beliefs and social action. A dialectical approach is elaborated and a definition of ideology formulated. Literature on the kibbutz is reviewed, its history examined and more recent studies classified as survey oriented and structural functionalist, psychological, or belonging to the Manchester School. Participant observation as a method, the collective education system, the definition of the kibbutz as community and ideology, women's position and the family and work roles are introduced as points for discussion. The dialectical approach and the definition of ideology as interpretable, situationally transcendent and persuasive are used to examine the history of the kibbutz movement and the development of ideology.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Center for Research Libraries
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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