משכילות, פרופסיונליות ודתיות אדוקות (أخوات): נשים דרוזיות בישראל כחקר מקרה של נשים המאתגרות את הסדרים המעוגנים בדומיננטיות של השיח הדתי הגברי

Translated title of the contribution: Educated, Professional and Pious:Druze women in Israel as a case study ofwomen challenging social orders anchoredin the male-dominated religious discourse

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Abstract

his qualitative study examines how the agency of religious Druze women affects professional identity and religious affiliation, and how these in turn shape the gender religious perception in their community, especially in the fields of education and employment. Through semi-structured interviews with twenty women, the study identifies the factors that promote or inhibit the increasing legitimacy in community religious discourse for the integration of religious women in education and quality employment. The main finding of the study is that religious, professionally educated Druze women direct their agency to a complex and challenging interaction with the modern world. By doing so, these women challenge the boundaries of their ultra-religious community, thereby expanding them.The findings show that educated religious Druze women reject the binary division between “conservative religious” and “modern” and replace it with different definitions of what is considered religious, conservative,and modern. One of the main insights that emerged from the study is that the action strategies of religious Druze women in the workplace undermine the perception that attributes to these women obedience, subordination to the demands of religious patriarchy, and acceptance of the gender dictates imposed on them as religious women. Thus, they are able to act autonomously to make their choices, acquire education, integrate into the poor local labor market in professional positions, accumulate economic and social resources through their professional and religious status, and negotiate their status in the religious community.
Translated title of the contributionEducated, Professional and Pious:Druze women in Israel as a case study ofwomen challenging social orders anchoredin the male-dominated religious discourse
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)172-202
Number of pages31
Journalפוליטיקה: כתב-עת למדע המדינה וליחסים בינלאומיים
Volume32
StatePublished - 2022

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Career development
  • Druze women
  • Druzes -- Israel -- Social conditions
  • Education, Higher
  • Identification (Religion)
  • Professions
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Social choice
  • Women employees

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