Founders: Nation Building Modernized (1948–1967)

Part of the Sociology Transformed book series (SOTR)


The first Department of Sociology was formed, in Jerusalem, in 1948. It was first chaired by Martin Buber , who ushered in his Jewish German romantic nationalist world view. In 1950 his heir was Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt , who ushered in the American modernization paradigm . Eisenstadt is crowned as the founding father of Israeli sociology , which, between the 1950s and 1970s, was mostly concerned with the question of the integration of new immigrants in the national mold.


Ashkenazim Desocialization and resocialization Immigration Functionalism Mizrahim Modernization Nation building Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt Talcott Parsons Tradition 


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

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