Israeli Identity: In Search of a Successor to the Pioneer, Tsabar and Settler (e-Book) book cover

Israeli Identity

In Search of a Successor to the Pioneer, Tsabar and Settler

By Lilly Weissbrod

© 2003 – Routledge

266 pages

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This thoroughly researched book reveals the true identity of the modern Israeli. Israelis are unique in having changed their identity three times in only one hundred years. Written in a user-friendly style, the book will appeal to scholars and students of the Middle East.


'In a thoroughly researched and well-argued book Weissbrod takes the reader through major stages in the development of Israeli society and the identity formation of its people. Though the book is professionally sound, it is written in a user-friendly style, thus making it interesting reading not only for expert sociologists and Middle-Eastern scholars … undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the educated lay reader, [who] will be able to appreciate Dr Weissbrod's analysis.' - Yael Enoch, Head of Sociology Seciton, Open University, Ramat Aviv

Table of Contents

1.The Pioneer - an ambivalent identity 2. The Tsabar - a self-defensive identity 3. The erosion of the Tsabar identity 4. The Settler - a quasi-religious identity 5. Blurry boundaries 6. Fracture 7. Concluding remarks

About the Series

Israeli History, Politics and Society

This series provides a multidisciplinary examination of all aspects of Israeli history, politics and society and serves as a means of communication between the various communities interested in Israel: academics, policy-makers, practitioners, journalists and the informed public.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies