Class Consciousness in Israel

Hanna Ayalon, Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Stephen Sharot

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This study investigates dimensions of class consciousness (cognitive, affective, evaluative) in Israel and analyses their relationships to alternative and overlapping objectively conceived class classifications. Variance in a number of interrelated cognitive dimensions was found to be mainly associated with class classifications that focus on work-occupational situations, but none of the affective/evaluative dimensions were found to have a uniform relationship with any class classification. Israel is similar to many other industrial nations with respect to the pattern and strength of most class consciousness dimensions, but the political dimension is especially weak and this is related to the importance of the Labour political and union organizations in the control and regulation of the Israeli economy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-172
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Comparative Sociology
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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