Becoming Israeli: National Ideals and Everyday Life in the 1950s

Becoming Israeli: National Ideals and Everyday Life in the 1950s

by Anat Helman

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ISBN-13: 9781611685572
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
Publication date: 07/22/2014
Series: Schusterman Series in Israel Studies Series
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


ANAT HELMAN is a senior lecturer in the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her most recent book is A Coat of Many Colors: Dress Culture in the Young State of Israel.

Table of Contents


Preface • Acknowledgments • Introducing Israel in White • The Language of the Melting Pot • The Humorous Side of Rationing • “A People in Uniform” • Taking the Bus • Going to the Movies • The Communal Dining Hall • Informality, Straightforwardness, and Rudeness • Conclusion • Notes • Bibliography • Index

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