For about a decade, ultra-Orthodox and Bedouin women have been applying to higher education academic institutions in Israel in order to study despite bans from their conservative communities. Academic studies instill learning and culture, create an encounter with knowledge for the individual and thus carry a high degree of threat to the rigid conservative enclave. This article examines how conservative societies cope with the wheels of change as the process of higher education for women expands. The case studies in this article are 60 educated women from Jewish ultra-Orthodox society and from Negev Bedouin groups in Israel. As shown by the findings, a theoretical flow model based on three parameters emerges: value-constraint-maneuver. In summary, it appears that this model reflects the development of a new conservative female model that combines traditional values with contemporary indicators.
|Title of host publication||Comparative Perspectives on Civil Religion, Nationalism, and Political Influence|
|Editors||E. Lewin, E. Bick, D. Naor|
|Number of pages||28|
|ISBN (Print)||1522505164, 9781522505167|
|State||Published - 27 Jun 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (all)