Simulated Dreams: Zionist Dreams for Israeli Youth

Simulated Dreams: Zionist Dreams for Israeli Youth

by Haim Hazan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1571818219

ISBN-13: 9781571818218

Pub. Date: 10/01/2001

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

At the core of the author's concern stands the question of cultural transmutation in an era riddled with media channels and all-embracing messages. Fragments of the Israeli experience are pieced together in this provocative essay to provide a socio-anthropological agenda for some of the issues involved in the manufacturing of items of symbolic solidarity and

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At the core of the author's concern stands the question of cultural transmutation in an era riddled with media channels and all-embracing messages. Fragments of the Israeli experience are pieced together in this provocative essay to provide a socio-anthropological agenda for some of the issues involved in the manufacturing of items of symbolic solidarity and common national imagery in an epoch of social disunification and cultural pastiche. The author argues that even though the aesthetic forms of major cultural idioms have unrecognizably altered and are accommodated to befit the shape and style of post-modern living, the basic programs underlying them have remained immutable. Furthermore, it is the quality of adaptability to changing aesthetic conventions that allow such symbolic corner-stones to be left unturned. The case of the youth culture is chose here as a yardstick for examining the double voice of such process - the global versus the tribal.

Haim Hazan is Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Tel Aviv University.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571818218
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Series:
New Directions in Anthropology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Introduction1
1Resolving Social Inequalities: The Ethnic Discourse19
2Revisiting the Holocaust: The Historical Discourse35
3Serializing War: The Interrupted Discourse56
4Taming Youth Culture: The Generational Discourse72
5Living after the Assassination: The Political Discourse87
Epilogue98
References102
Index113

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