Sylvie Fogiel-Bijaoui

Sylvie Fogiel-Bijaoui is Professor of Sociology at the Academic College in Ramat-Gan, Israel. She holds a PhD in Political Sociology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Paris (West)- Nanterre (Paris). Her research focuses on four main areas: the analysis of the Jewish community in pre-state Israel and of Israeli society; the sociohistorical analysis of the kibbutz; comparative study of citizenship and human rights; and comparative research on the family.

Articles by this author

Politics in the Yishuv and Israel

Institutionalized politics and a variety of factors—the politicization of women’s issues, the Israeli-Arab conflict, the impact of religion on the political arena, and the socio-economic structure—have resulted in both exclusion and inclusion of women in Israeli politics.


Although the kibbutz was intended as an equalitarian, democratic utopia, attempts to achieve gender equality have been limited by traditional masculinities and male-controlled spheres and gender inequalities have persisted.


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