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  Contribution to the Collective by Religious-Zionist Adolescent Girls
Title: Contribution to the Collective by Religious-Zionist Adolescent Girls
Author: Rapoport, Tamar
Penso, Anat
Garb, Yoni
Appeared in: British journal of sociology of education
Paging: Volume 15 (1994) nr. 3 pages 375-388
Year: 1994
Contents: The act of contribution to the collective raises a major dilemma in contemporary religious Zionism in regard to girls and women: how to maintain their traditional restriction to the domestic sphere while allowing participation in national tasks that demand their presence in the male-dominated public sphere. From in-depth interviews conducted with 37 seventeen-year-old religious girls studying in a unisex residential boarding high school, we uncover the manner in which these girls, as they proceed to young adulthood, experience the act of contribution in three social arenas: the Bnei Akiva youth movement, national service and the domestic sphere. Our analysis reveals a gradual recruitment to contribution during the passage from girlhood to womanhood, paralleled by the gradual intensification of feminine' qualities. This process facilitates the girls' participation in the public sphere without challenging the traditional gender dichotomy. It also constitutes a central practice by means of which religious-Zionist society recruits the girls to the Israeli collective yet keeps them within its own socio-cultural boundaries.
Publisher: Routledge
Source file: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften

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