The Israeli Memory Struggle

History and Identity in the Age of Globalization

By Jakob Feldt

The Israeli Memory Struggle analyzes changes in Israeli perspectives of its history and identity through the 1990s. This particular decade of Israeli history was characterized by significant cultural clashes and vigorous debates over Jewish-Israeli history, identity, literature, and, not the least, the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. The book provides thought provoking perspectives on issues related to the so-called post-Zionism debates and the globalization of Israeli society through the 1990s. It critically investigates the new Israeli historians, prominent authors of the 1990s, diasporic philosophy, and Israel's 50th anniversary in 1998 in the shape of the TV documentary, Tekumah. Finally, the book discusses new tendencies in Israeli culture that are suggestive to Jewish-Israeli identity in the age of globalization.


228 pages

Publication Date: 6/1/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788776742188