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Being Israeli : The Dynamics of Multiple Citizenship

Being Israeli : The Dynamics of Multiple Citizenship - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521796729

Cover of Being Israeli : The Dynamics of Multiple Citizenship 02 (ISBN 978-0521796729)
ISBN13: 978-0521796729
ISBN10: 0521796725

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2002
International: No

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Being Israeli : The Dynamics of Multiple Citizenship - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521796729

Gershon Shafir and Yoav Peled

ISBN13: 978-0521796729
ISBN10: 0521796725

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

This penetrating and timely study by two well-known scholars offers a theoretically informed account of the political sociology of Israel. The argument is set in its historical context as the authors trace Israel's development from the beginning of Zionist settlement in Palestine in the early 1880s to the Oslo accords in 1993, and finally to the recent Palestinian uprising. Against this background, they speculate on the idea of citizenship and what it means to be the citizen of a fragmented and ideologically divided society.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Part I. Fragmented Citizenship in a Colonial Frontier Society: 2. The virtues of Ashkenazi pioneering
3. Mizrachim and women: between quality and quantity
4. The frontier within: Palestinians as second-class citizens
5. The wages of legitimation: Zionist and non-Zionist Orthodox Jews
Part II. The Frontier Reopens: 6. New day on the frontier
7. The frontier erupts: the Intitfadas
Part III. The Emergence of Civil Society: 8. Agents of political change
9. Economic liberalization and peacemaking
10. The 'Constitutional Revolution'
11. Shrinking social rights
12. Emergent citizenship groups? Immigrants from the FSU and Ethiopia and overseas foreign workers
13. Conclusion.

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