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Author Habib, Jasmin, 1964-
Title Israel, diaspora, and the routes of national belonging / Jasmin Habib.
Imprint Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, [2004]

Author Habib, Jasmin, 1964-
Series Cultural spaces
Cultural spaces.
Subject Jews, Canadian -- Travel -- Israel.
Jews, American -- Travel -- Israel.
Jews -- Canada -- Attitudes toward Israel.
Jews -- United States -- Attitudes toward Israel.
Jews -- Identity.
Israel and the diaspora.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Zionism, diaspora, and Israel -- Touring Israel -- Celebrating return : one nation, one land -- Development and democracy -- Settling the nation, defending the state -- The politics of securing peace -- Representing Israel -- Identifying (with) Israel : Zionism and the state -- Identifying (with) Israel after Zionism -- Narrating relations for diaspora -- Longings -- A home away from home -- Routes to belonging -- Fielding questions of identity -- Diaspora belonging.
Summary App. "In this first ethnographic account of North American diaspora Jews imagining and experiencing Israel, Habib blends anthropological, historical, and cultural studies theories together in an analysis of diaspora nationalism that has broad implications. Reflecting on her personal history as a peace activist of mixed Jewish and Palestinian parentage, she looks at community events in North America that celebrate the attachment and sense of obligation to Israel and Israeli Jews, and presents community members' various exchanges on the conflict between Israel and Palestine. What emerges from this exploration is Habib's provocative contention that much of the existing literature about North American Jews and their relationship to Israel ignores their diverse reactions to official narratives and perpetuates an 'official silence' surrounding the destructive aspects of nationalist sentiments. As a result of this silence, Habib argues, Jewish studies has been unable to assert disciplinary autonomy from Zionist theory, and modernism, nation building, and national territory have not been interrogated as analytical categories in these new geopolitical contexts."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781442676329 (electronic bk.)
1442676329 (electronic bk.)
080203702X (bound)
0802085105 (pbk.)
OCLC # 244767340
Additional Format Print version: Habib, Jasmin, 1964- Israel, diaspora, and the routes of national belonging. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2004 9780802037022 (DLC) 2004275946 (OCoLC)54692793

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