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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
The idea of "community" is increasingly vital to our individual and social well-being. Yet at the same time, our ordinary communal relations are being eroded by increased social and geographical mobility, lost traditions, and the growing pluralism of society. Examining this renewed desire for community, Coming Together/Coming Apart locates... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 99.99
In Ethos Clash in Israeli Society , Eyal Lewin examines Israel?s ability to cope with long-term warfare. Lewin looks to Israel?s opposing national ethos, the ideological rivalry between republicanism and liberalism, as the key to understanding the instability of Israeli politics and estimating the country's chances of survival. more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Following the 1948 war and the creation of the state of Israel, Palestinian Arabs comprised just fifteen percent of the population but held a much larger portion of its territory. Offered immediate suffrage rights and, in time, citizenship status, they nonetheless found their movement, employment, and civil rights restricted by a draconian military... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
Recent developments in Palestinian political, economic, and social life have resulted in greater insecurity and diminishing confidence in Israel?s willingness to abide by political agreements or the Palestinian leadership?s ability to forge consensus. This volume examines the legacies of the past century, conditions of life in the present, and the... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 75.00
The Sinai Peninsula links Asia and Africa and for millennia has been crossed by imperial armies from both the east and the west. Thus, its Bedouin inhabitants are by necessity involved in world affairs and maintain a complex, almost urban, economy. They make their home in arid mountains that provide limited pastures and lack arable soils and must... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
The book examines the process of national identity formation. It argues that identity, whether of a small community, a nation, an ethnic group, or a religious community, requires an Other against whom it becomes meaningful. In other words, identity develops via difference from Others against whom our sense of self becomes meaningful. This thesis... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
Since independence, Israel has lived with a paradox, needing and seeking legitimacy, understanding, and empathy from the world community while simultaneously also discounting the world. This volume reflects upon Israel?s troubled attempts to balance its desire to be different from a world that it simultaneously genuinely needs and that it also wants... more...
- Argo-Navis 2012; US$ 4.99
When American-born Haim Watzman immigrated to Israel, he was drafted into the army and, after eighteen months of compulsory service, was assigned to Company C, the reserve infantry unit that would define the next twenty years of his life. From 1984 until 2002, for at least a month a year, Watzman, who had never aspired to military adventure, was a... more...
- Profile Books 2012; US$ 11.98
It is often the smallest details of daily life that tell us the most. And so it is under occupation in Palestine. What most of us take for granted has to be carefully thought about and planned for: When will the post be allowed to get through? Will there be enough water for the bath tonight? How shall I get rid of the rubbish collecting outside? How... more...
- Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 95.00
The question of identity is one of present-day Israel?s cardinal and most pressing issues. In a comprehensive examination of the identity issue, this study focuses on attitudes toward the Jewish people in Israel and the Diaspora; the Holocaust and its repercussions on identity; attitudes toward the state of Israel and Zionism; and attitudes toward... more...