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Being Israeli the dynamics of multiple citizenship

Gershon. Shafir Yoav Peled


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  • Title:
    Being Israeli the dynamics of multiple citizenship
  • Author: Gershon. Shafir
  • Yoav Peled
  • Description: The virtues of Ashkenazi pioneering -- Mizrachim and women: between quality and quantity -- The frontier within: Palestinians as third-class citizens -- The wages of legitimation: Zionist and non-Zionist Orthodox Jews -- New day on the frontier -- The frontier erupts: the intifadas -- Agents of political change -- Economic liberalization and peacemaking -- The "constitutional revolution" -- Shrinking social rights -- Emergent citizens groups? Immigrants from the FSU and Ethiopia and overseas labor migrants.
    A timely study by two well-known scholars offers a theoretically informed account of the political sociology of Israel. The analysis is set within its historical context as the authors trace Israel's development from Zionist settlement in the 1880s, through the establishment of the state in 1948, to the present day. Against this background the authors speculate on the relationship between identity and citizenship in Israeli society, and consider the differential rights, duties and privileges that are accorded different social strata. In this way they demonstrate that, despite ongoing tensions, the pressure of globalization and economic liberalization has gradually transformed Israel from a frontier society to one more oriented towards peace and private profit. This unexpected conclusion offers some encouragement for the future of this troubled region. However, Israel's position towards the peace process is still subject to a tug-of-war between two conceptions of citizenship: liberal citizenship on the one hand, and a combination of the remnants of republican citizenship associated with the colonial settlement with an ever more religiously defined ethno-nationalist citizenship, on the other.
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (xii, 397 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-107-12179-5;ISBN 0-511-04700-2;ISBN 0-521-79224-X;ISBN 1-280-43636-0;ISBN 0-511-15673-1;ISBN 1-139-16464-3;ISBN 0-511-17602-3;ISBN 0-511-32355-7
  • Subjects: Citizenship -- Israel; Civil society -- Israel; Political culture -- Israel; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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