Sociology and Anthropology Department

As part of lecture series held by the
Sociology and Anthropology Department, Lecturer in the Department, Dr. Zuhair
Sabbagh, delivered a lecture on 22 February 2012. Dr. Sabbagh
addressed the theme of his book titled, "Israeli Intellectuals and the
Zionist State," published in 2011 by MADAR Center in Ramallah. The lecture
was attended by a number of faculty members and students.


Dr. Sabbagh commenced by showing that intellectuals, in all societies,
are not a social class as some Arab and foreign writers believe, but rather
constitute a social group that includes segments of three social classes.

He highlighted main components of the
book: the motives and rationale behind dealing with the topic, theoretical
classification of intellectuals, and his main findings. He also explained with
some detail the field survey that he carried out of a sample of Jewish-Israeli
intellectuals and the obstacles that he faced in doing that.