The Military and Militarism in Israeli Society
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Investigates the cultural and social constructions of issues related to war, the armed forces, and national security in Israel.
The Military and Militarism in Israeli Society systematically examines the cultural and social construction of 'things military' within Israel. Contributors from comparative literature, film studies, sociology, anthropology, geography, history, and cultural studies explore the arenas in which the centrality of military matters are produced and reproduced by the state and by other public bodies. Analysis is presented using three perspectives: the production and reproduction of collective representations; the dynamics of gender, voice, and resistance; and the construction of individual life-worlds.
Edna Lomsky-Feder is lecturer in the School of Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Eyal Ben-Ari is Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology in The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of Body Projects in Japanese Childcare: Culture, Organization and Emotions in a Preschool.
"Anyone who wants to understand Israel, the structure of the state and of its society, the behavior of its sub-groups, or the ways in which Israelis give meaning to their behavior will want to read this book." — James D. Armstrong, State University of New York, Plattsburgh