Nationalism and the Israeli State: Bureaucratic Logic In Public Events

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What are the origins of Israeli nationalism? What is the cultural logic behind national festivals, military parades and patriotic memorials? How does a country like Israel transform state-related public events into enactments of nationalism? In this book, Don Handelman considers the meaning of Holocaust and military memorialism in Israel. He investigates the role of holiday celebrations, especially how they affect young children first learning about their country. Analyzing state ceremonies such as Holocaust ...

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Overview

What are the origins of Israeli nationalism? What is the cultural logic behind national festivals, military parades and patriotic memorials? How does a country like Israel transform state-related public events into enactments of nationalism? In this book, Don Handelman considers the meaning of Holocaust and military memorialism in Israel. He investigates the role of holiday celebrations, especially how they affect young children first learning about their country. Analyzing state ceremonies such as Holocaust Remembrance Day for the war dead, and Independence Day, he notes the absence of minorities and examines their significance in the promotion of a national identity. He also looks at how Israel exports powerful symbols of statehood. Throughout, he unravels the meaning of national ritual and symbol in Israel today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859737859
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/2/2004
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Don Handelman is Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Table of Contents

Basic Categories: Citizenship, Nationality, Ethnicity, Minority Socialization: Nationalism and Bureaucratic Logic
• Celebrations of the National: Holiday Occasions in Kindergartens
• Celebrations of Bureaucratic Logic: Birthday Parties in Israeli Kindergartens
• Fruition: Nationalism and Bureaucratic Logic
• Facing the Sea, Climbing the Mountain: Temporal and Topological Dimensions of National Public Events
• The Opening Event of Holocaust Remembrance Day: Bureaucratic Logic, Bureaucratic Aesthetics
• Sequencing the National: Remembrance Day and Independence Day
• The Holes of Absence
• The Presence of Absence: The Memorialization of National Death
• Absence Rising: Telling Little Holocaust Stories in Israel
• Nationalism and Memorialism Abroad

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