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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Aronoff, Myron Joel
Power and ritual in the Israel Labor Party: a study in
Published By: Original publisher
Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe. 1993. xx, 267 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Myron J. Aronoff
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Labor organization (467);
Cooperative organization (474);
Public lectures (544);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
External relations (648);
Political parties (665);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
In its brief history the Israeli political system has been
characterized by a process of fission and fusion — the splitting apart and remerging of its
political parties. This document presents an exhaustive analysis of this process by
focusing on the major labor parties that have dominated the political system since their
inception prior to Israeli independence in 1948. Aronoff explores the historical origin of
the factional system in the pre-state Jewish YISHUV (the Jewish community in Palestine
prior to independence), and relates the process of fission and fusion to the dynamic
socio-economic and political changes that characterize the development of Israeli society.
Major characteristics of the political culture and institutional framework are related to
their influence on the factional system. The author's analysis focuses on the structural
and functional characteristics of the factions in the Israel Labor Party and their
importance to the political process, especially the competitive one (p. 14).
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-254) and
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Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Political Scientist, Ethnologist-4, 5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 2003
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