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Privatizing collectivity: the transformation of the social and spatial forms of the kibbutz

Kahana, Freddy and Kaminer, Tahl 2020. Privatizing collectivity: the transformation of the social and spatial forms of the kibbutz. The International Journal of Design in Society 14 (2) , pp. 39-54. 10.18848/2325-1328/CGP/v14i02/39-54

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Abstract

The article studies the relation of spatial to social form by interrogating the privatization of the kibbutz in the last decades. In this privatization process, the kibbutz transformed from a socialist–collectivist settlement to a more familiar suburban–communal settlement. This structural transformation has been accompanied by a spatial reorganization, which has reached its nadir with the “parcellation” of plots—the privatization of homes. Rather than merely an administrative procedure, the privatization of homes is a radical process affecting the social, the economic, and the spatial structures of the settlement, exposing the spatial specificity of the new social forms. This article unfolds the social and spatial processes that have taken place, and deploys a spatial reading as a means of developing a critique of the ideology of the privatization plan.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
ISSN: 2325-1328
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 29 January 2021
Date of Acceptance: 2 March 2020
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2021 08:20
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/132399

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