The State of Sociology: Some Contemporary Concerns

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Part of the Sociology Transformed book series (SOTR)

Abstract

Some aspects of contemporary Israeli sociology look troubling for its future prospects. Sociology today is entrapped between two sources of pressure: neonationalism and neoliberalism . On the one hand, sociology is pressed to conform to the nationalist ethos; on the other hand, it is pushed to adapt to neoliberal practices. Yet a third type of problem seems to be a thorough Americanization of Israeli sociology in the global era. Though all these concerns are common to the humanities and social sciences in general, Israeli sociology seems to be particularly challenged.

Keywords

Academic freedom Higher education Enrollment Americanization Neoliberalism Neonationalism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyBen Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael

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