Israeli Backpackers

Israeli Backpackers

by Chaim Noy
     
 

In the period after their military service, Jewish Israeli youth customarily embark on a unique touristic practice: the backpacking trip. Combining sociological, anthropological, and psychological research—based on innovative fieldwork conducted with Israeli backpackers in Israel and abroad—this book depicts the complex relationship between the… See more details below

Overview

In the period after their military service, Jewish Israeli youth customarily embark on a unique touristic practice: the backpacking trip. Combining sociological, anthropological, and psychological research—based on innovative fieldwork conducted with Israeli backpackers in Israel and abroad—this book depicts the complex relationship between the traveling youth and their society of origin. Via a perspective the editors term “outside-in,” we learn how social and cultural tensions and tenets, identities, fantasies, and preoccupations are acted out within a symbolic, touristic space by scores of Israeli youth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791464984
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Series:
SUNY Series in Israeli Studies
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Chaim Noy teaches in the Department of Communication at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Erik Cohen is George S. Wise Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is the author of many books, including Contemporary Tourism: Diversity and Change.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Backpacking as a Rite of Passage in Israel
Chaim Noy and Erik Cohen

1. Next Year in Kathmandu: Israeli Backpackers and the Formation of a New Israeli Identity
Ayana Shira Haviv

2. “Traveling Cultures”: Israeli Backpackers, Deterritorialization, and Reconstruction of Home
Lisa Anteby-Yemini, Keren Bazini, Irit Gerstein, and Gali Kling

3. Israeli Backpackers: Narrative, Interpersonal Communication, and Social Construction
Chaim Noy

4. Young Adult Israeli Backpackers in India
Darya Maoz

5. Young Israelis’ Long Trip Abroad, Backpacking in Asia and “Dwelling-Tourism” in Japan
Dalit Bloch-Tzemach

6. In Search of the Beautiful Land of Israel: Israeli Youth Voyages to Poland
Jackie Feldman

Conclusion: The Backpackers and Israeli Society
Erik Cohen and Chaim Noy

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