Arab Society in Israel (1)
Populations, Society, Economy
|Publisher||Van Leer Institute Press and Hakibbutz Hameuchad|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Series||Arab Society in Israel: A Statistical Yearbook|
Arab Society in Israel (1): Population, Society, Economy is an essential research tool of the highest order, created by Arab-Israeli researchers. It provides comprehensive statistical data and thorough studies, and it clarifies anew the bases of the discussion of the civil status of Arabs in Israel. The book enables readers to familiarize themselves with the unique complexity of the Arab population. Instead of the commonly accepted generalizations, if offers a precise and reliable reflection of the reality of the lives of Arabs in Israel.
The book focuses on four topics: demographics, work, standard of living, and education and higher education. The first part contains statistical tables organized by detailed categories that are based on new definitions. The second part contains four papers by Arab-Israeli researchers—Ahmed S. Halihal, Aziz Haidar, Khaled Abu-Asbah, and Ramsis Gera—which seek to provide historical background and a broad social, economic, and political context for the statistical data.
Arab Society in Israel (1): Population, Society, Economy is the first in a series of books that will deal with diverse aspects of Arab society in Israel. It is the work of a team of researchers from a variety of disciplines in the social sciences, history, education, and psychology, headed by Aziz Haidar. The book is intended for commentators, academic researchers, policy-makers, and the general public.