In this Book

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Examines the discourses and experiences associated with space and place in contemporary Israel. This volume explores various processes associated with constructing what has variously been called “The Holy Land,” “Eretz Israel,” “Zion,” Palestine,” or “Israel.” The contributors focus on ways the landscapes of Israel figure in creating and recreating the identity, presence, and history of groups living there. The book critiques the assumptions lying at the base of various spatial practices related to Zionism. It does this through both a theoretical examination and a focus on hitherto little explored phenomena such as pilgrimages of Israelis to their (or their relatives’) native lands abroad, the establishment of Jewish saints’ tombs in Israel, the design of Kibbutz museums, country hikes, and conceptions of territory in mixed (Jewish-Arab) communities.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Dedication Page
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. 1. To Morocco and Back: Tourism and Pilgrimage among Moroccan-Born Israelis
  2. pp. 25-46
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  1. 2. Gravesites and Memorials of Libyan Jews: Alternative Versions of the Sacralization of Space in Judaism
  2. pp. 47-60
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  1. 3. Saints' Sanctuaries in Israeli Development Towns: On a Mechanism of Urban Transformation
  2. pp. 61-83
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  1. 4. The Presence of Absence: The Memorialism of National Death in Israel
  2. pp. 85-128
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  1. 5. Tiyul (Hike) as an Act of Consecration of Space
  2. pp. 129-145
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  1. 6. Remaking Place: Cultural Production in Israeli Pioneer Settlement Museums
  2. pp. 147-175
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  1. 7. In and Out of Territory
  2. pp. 177-201
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  1. 8. The Double Site of Israel
  2. pp. 203-216
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  1. 9. A Response from New York: Return of the Repressed?
  2. pp. 217-229
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  1. Epilogue (Three Years Later)
  2. pp. 231-235
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 237-239
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 241-246
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780791496268
Print ISBN
9780791432174
MARC Record
OCLC
42856501
Pages
246
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
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