The dictionary definition of the concept of periphery includes two meanings: First, periphery is defined from an engineering point of view as the circumference of the circle. The second definition of the concept of periphery is: environment, the localities that are around a central locality, the passage of a city.
In fact the definition of periphery is actually the negative of the center, the concept of periphery does not stand on its own, but is defined in relativity and to what is not the center. In addition, the interpretation of a peripheral concept is defined as marginal, which is not the center of importance. The whole aspiration of the periphery is to concentrate, or become the center of importance. Some scholars see the concept of the periphery as a consensual conception between the center and the periphery. That is, that the periphery gives the power to the center out of desire and cooperation. The assumption is that every place contains within it a center and a periphery and the periphery sustains the center and vice versa. Critical scholars in relation to center-periphery relations see the periphery as an invented metaphor in order to maintain the power of the center. It is important to note that the concept of periphery is not only a geographical concept, it is also cultural, economic, identity and psychological.We can find a social periphery within the center (like South Tel Aviv) and we can find a center in the periphery (like Omar).
But the periphery usually contains within it a combination of geography with ethnic, national or racial identity alongside low class. Along with all this, the periphery is also psychological, a study conducted in Israel where they took a place that is 80 km north of Tel Aviv and a place that is 80 km south of Tel Aviv and asked people which place is farther, significantly, who was next to the survey, noted the The southern place as farther away. This means that peripherality has a psychological dimension and a worldview much more than reality. This combination is recognized in academia as Intersectionality or Multiple Peripherality.
Multiple fringe is defined as an analytical framework that attempts to examine how social systems of power affect and activate marginal groups in society. (A description that kibbutzim mainly received). Dimensions of class are also contained in the concept (development towns are in socio-economic clusters 3-5 which are the lowest in the Jewish population and ethnic dimensions (the critical mass of the inhabitants of the "development towns" until the 1990s were Jews from Islamic countries and more).
In order for the periphery to bring about a change in the dialectical and complex relationship with the center, it must deconstruct the concept of center and take it out of its comfort zone as natural and central.