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- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 29.95
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
A critical examination of Zionism and its internal resistance by Israeli Jews, this book employs a unique perspective on Israel/Palestine by eschewing presenting identities as concrete and, rather, examining their creation through discourse. more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 59.99
The newest volume of the annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry series features the major and rapid changes undergone by Sephardic Jewry in the last fifty years, drawing on essays from the fields of demography, history, political science, literature, sociology, gender studies, and anthropology. The themes of the symposium papers include identity, manifested... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
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...
- University of California Press 2001; US$ 31.95
This thought-provoking book, the first of its kind in the English language, reexamines the fifty-year-old nation of Israel in terms of its origins as a haven for a persecuted people and its evolution into a multi- cultural society. Arguing that the mono-cultural regime built during the 1950s is over, Baruch Kimmerling suggests that the Israeli state... more...
- University of California Press 2005; US$ 34.95
This highly original historical and political analysis of the Arab-Israeli conflict combines the unique perspectives of two prominent segments of the Middle Eastern puzzle: Israeli Jews and the Palestinian citizens of Israel. Written jointly by an Israeli anthropologist and a Palestinian family therapist born weeks apart to two families from Haifa,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 67.95
From the refugee camps of the Lebanon to the relative prosperity of life in the USA, the Palestinian diaspora has been dispersed across the world. In this pioneering study, Helena Lindholm Schulz examines the ways in which Palestinian identity has been formed in the diaspora through constant longing for a homeland lost. In so doing, the author advances... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95
This is the first book in English to examine the Mizrahi Jews (Jews from the Muslim world) in Israel, focussing in particular on social and political movements such as the Black Panthers and SHAS. The book analyses the ongoing cultural encounter between Zionism and Israel on one side and Mizrahi Jews on the other. It charts the relations and political... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 79.99
America in JeruSALEm develops a model that demonstrates the process of Americanization versus national identity in small countries toward the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, using advertisements to understand this process. The authors present Israel as a test case because it is trying to maintain a new Israeli culture,... more...