10 Israel

10 Israel - SFL 354 Israeli Families Relevant Cultural...

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Unformatted text preview: SFL 354 Israeli Families Relevant Cultural Values Familism social pattern in which the family (the whole) takes precedence over the individual; evidenced by strong ties and dedication to family members Relevant Cultural Values Familism social pattern in which the family (the whole) takes precedence over the individual; evidenced by strong ties and dedication to family members Individualization the process in industrial and post-industrial nations, where family becomes a private concern and government assumes a more removed role, with the individual determining what they want and deciding about his/her relationships. Relevant Cultural Values Familism is used as an explanation for certain societal/familial dynamics in Israel: Unequal gender-based division of labor Emphasis on marriage as the only framework for legitimate child-bearing Divorce is an exception to the norm Relevant Cultural Values Familism is used as an explanation for certain societal/familial dynamics in Israel: Unequal gender-based division of labor Emphasis on marriage as the only framework for legitimate child-bearing Divorce is an exception to the norm Clarity for the individual in terms of his/her role in society and in the family Duty of heterosexual marriage, with an emphasis on bringing children into the world Relevant Cultural Values Data on p. 187 (table 11.1) suggests that Israel is most familistic of the postindustrial societies with findings summarized as Israelis: marry a lot, divorce little, give birth to many (legitimate) children and to very few out-of-wedlock children. Relevant Cultural Values...
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