Mothering, Education and Culture

Russian, Palestinian and Jewish Middle-Class Mothers in Israeli Society

  • Deborah Golden
  • Lauren Erdreich
  • Sveta Roberman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Deborah Golden, Lauren Erdreich, Sveta Roberman
    Pages 1-4
  3. Deborah Golden, Lauren Erdreich, Sveta Roberman
    Pages 5-26
  4. Deborah Golden, Lauren Erdreich, Sveta Roberman
    Pages 27-61
  5. Deborah Golden, Lauren Erdreich, Sveta Roberman
    Pages 63-103
  6. Deborah Golden, Lauren Erdreich, Sveta Roberman
    Pages 105-140
  7. Deborah Golden, Lauren Erdreich, Sveta Roberman
    Pages 141-156
  8. Deborah Golden, Lauren Erdreich, Sveta Roberman
    Pages 157-161
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 163-225

About this book

Introduction

This book is an ethnographically-informed interview study of the ways in which middle-class mothers from three Israeli social-cultural groups – immigrants from the former Soviet Union, Palestinian Israelis and Jewish native-born Israelis – share and differ in their understandings of a ‘proper’ education for their children and of their role in ensuring this. The book highlights the importance of education in contemporary society, and argues that mothers' modes of engagement in their children's education are formed at the junction of class, culture and social positioning.  It examines how cultural models such as intensive mothering, parental anxiety, individualism, and ‘concerted cultivation’ play out in the lives of these mothers and their children, shaping different ways of participating in the middle class. The book will be of interest to anthropologists and sociologists studying mothering, education, parenting, gender, class and culture, to readers curious about daily life in Israel, and to professionals working with families in a multicultural context.

Keywords

Israel Palestine Russia parenting mothers fathers sociology sociology of education class

Authors and affiliations

  • Deborah Golden
    • 1
  • Lauren Erdreich
    • 2
  • Sveta Roberman
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Levinsky College of EducationTel AvivIsrael
  3. 3.Gordon Academic College of EducationHaifaIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53631-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-53630-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53631-0
  • About this book