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Review Essays in Israel Studies
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Introduces the cutting edge issues and current scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of Israel Studies. Representing a wide array of disciplines: economics, history, literature, political science, anthropology, and sociology, this book offers original examinations of the state of scholarship about Israel, as well as insightful assessments of contemporary Israeli society, politics, economy, and culture. The contributors review and analyze more than sixty recent publications, half of them in Hebrew or Arabic, showcasing important literature not readily accessible to European and North American readers. Continuing the tradition established by the preceding volumes, Review Essays in Israel Studies offers a rich and varied treatment of new scholarship and enhances our understanding of Israel studies today.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Front Matter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. 1. Ivory Tower and Embassy: Interview with Itamar Rabinovich
  2. pp. 7-26
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  1. Part I. History, Economics, and Politics
  2. pp. 27-28
  1. 2. The Yishuv's Early Capabilities: Organization, Leadership, and Policies
  2. pp. 29-46
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  1. 3. The Transition to a Market Economy: The Road Half Taken
  2. pp. 47-62
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  1. 4. Israel as a Liberal Democracy: Civil Rights in the Jewish State
  2. pp. 63-80
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  1. 5. "Normal" or "Special"? Israel's Relationships with America and Germany in Historical Perspective
  2. pp. 81-96
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  1. Part II. Society and Culture
  2. pp. 97-98
  1. 6. Mythmaking and Commemoration in Israeli Culture
  2. pp. 99-118
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  1. 7. Prophecy of Wrath: Israeli Society as Reflected in Satires for Children
  2. pp. 119-136
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  1. 8. Women's Issues in the Literary Marketplace: Anthologies of Israeli Women Writers
  2. pp. 137-152
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  1. 9. Yemenite Jews on the Zionist Altar
  2. pp. 153-170
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  1. Part III. Israel in the Region
  2. pp. 171-172
  1. 10. Policy Transformation in the Middle East: Arms Control Regimes and National Security Reconciled
  2. pp. 173-192
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  1. 11. Palestinian Sovereignty and Israeli Security: Dilemmas of the Permanent-Status Negotiations
  2. pp. 193-220
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  1. 12. The Domestic-International Confluence: The Challenge of Israel's Water Problems
  2. pp. 221-238
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  1. Part IV. Views of Israel from the Arab World
  2. pp. 239-240
  1. 13. On Opposite Sides of the Hill: Syrian and Israeli Perspectives
  2. pp. 241-262
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  1. 14. Egyptian Representation of Israeli Culture: Normalizing Propaganda or Propagandizing Normalization?
  2. pp. 263-282
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  1. 15. Arab-Israeli Economic Relations and Relative Gains Concerns
  2. pp. 283-308
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  1. 16. The Debate over Normalization: Adonis and His Arab Critics
  2. pp. 309-317
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 317-320
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  1. The Editors
  2. pp. 321-321
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