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Culture and Customs of Israel / Edition 1

Culture and Customs of Israel / Edition 1

by Rebecca L. Torstrick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313320918

ISBN-13: 9780313320910

Pub. Date: 06/30/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Students and other readers looking to more fully understand and appreciate Israelis of all backgrounds and their ways of life and culture now have a solid source of engaging, balanced, and accurate information. Israel's brief, turbulent history and the Arab-Israeli conflict are always taken into account in the narrative; however, the emphasis here is nonpolitical

Overview

Students and other readers looking to more fully understand and appreciate Israelis of all backgrounds and their ways of life and culture now have a solid source of engaging, balanced, and accurate information. Israel's brief, turbulent history and the Arab-Israeli conflict are always taken into account in the narrative; however, the emphasis here is nonpolitical and encompassing of the heterogenous culture of its citizens, including Jews, Arabs, Druze, and others. The predominant Jewish culture itself is multicultural, with immigrants from all over the world.

Israel, a tiny state about the size of New Jersey, weighs on the consciousness of the world more than it might small land mass might seem to merit. Located at the junction of Europe, Asia, and Africa, Israel has been a natural trade and migration route since prehistoric times. The region is also the birthplace of monotheism and an important religious site for Jews, Christians, and Muslims worldwide. Culture and Customs of Israel is the first in-depth survey available and comes at a particularly crucial juncture in history, as the balanced perspective adds a needed cultural dimension. Narrative chapters provide a clear overview of the history and religious nexus and discuss the crucial roles of literature and media to the citizens, issues in Israeli art and identity, the diversity in cuisine, a surprisingly traditional view of gender roles, social customs for all ethnicities, and the role of music and dance in nation building. A volume map, photos, chronology, and glossary complement the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313320910
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2004
Series:
Culture and Customs of the Middle East Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Preface

Chronology

Introduction: Land, People, Education, Economy, and History

Religion and World View

Literature, Media, and Cinema

Art and Architecture/Housing

Cuisine and Traditional Dress

Gender, Marriage, and Family

Social Customs and Lifestyle

Music and Dance

Bibliography

Glossary

Index

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