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The Resource Israeli identity : between Orient and Occident, edited by David Tal

Israeli identity : between Orient and Occident, edited by David Tal

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Israeli identity : between Orient and Occident
Title
Israeli identity
Title remainder
between Orient and Occident
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Tal
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For many years before and after the establishment of the state of Israel, the belief that Israel is a Western state remained unchallenged. This belief was founded on the predominantly western composition of the pre-statehood Jewish community known as the Yishuv. The relatively homogenous membership of Israeli/Jewish society as it then existed was soon altered with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Jewish immigrants from Middle Eastern countries during the early years of statehood. Seeking to retain the western character of the Jewish state, the Israeli government initiated a massive acculturation project aimed at westernizing the newcomers. More recently scholars and intellectuals began to question the validity and logic of that campaign. With the emergence of new forms of identity, or identities, two central questions emerged; to what extent can we accept the ways in which people define themselves? And on a more fundamental level; what weight should we give to the ways in which people define themselves? This book suggests ways of tackling these questions and provides varying perspectives on identity, put forward by scholars interested in the changing nature of Israeli identity. Their observations and conclusions are not exclusive, but inclusive, suggesting that there cannot be one single Israeli identity, but several. Tackling the issue of identity, this multidisciplinary approach is an important contribution to existing literature and will be invaluable for scholars and students interested in Cultural Studies, Israel, and the wider Middle East"--
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DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Tal, David
Series statement
Routledge studies in Middle Eastern society
Series volume
2
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  • National characteristics, Israeli
  • Jews
  • Group identity
Label
Israeli identity : between Orient and Occident, edited by David Tal
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Pt. 1. In or out of the Middle East -- pt. 2. Contested identities -- pt. 3. Cinema and identity -- pt. 4. Arabs and Jews
Control code
ocn853454299
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 298 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203382905
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unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)853454299
Label
Israeli identity : between Orient and Occident, edited by David Tal
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Pt. 1. In or out of the Middle East -- pt. 2. Contested identities -- pt. 3. Cinema and identity -- pt. 4. Arabs and Jews
Control code
ocn853454299
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 298 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203382905
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)853454299

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