The invention and decline of Israeliness : state, society, and the military / Baruch Kimmerling.

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...

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Main Author: Kimmerling, Baruch.
Format: Electronic
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.
Series:S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Mythological-Historical Origins of the Israeli State: An Overview; 2 Building an Immigrant Settler State; 3 The Invention and Decline of Israeliness; 4 The End of Hegemony and the Onset of Cultural Plurality; 5 The Newcomers; 6 The Cultural Code of Jewishness: Religion and Nationalism; 7 The Code of Security: The Israeli Military-Cultural Complex; Conclusions; Works Cited; Index.