Introduces the cutting edge issues and current scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of Israel Studies.
This sixth volume in the Books on Israel series is an interdisciplinary compilation that encompasses contributions from both the social sciences and the humanities, and reflects the exciting integration of approaches that are on the cutting edge of Israel Studies. The contributors go beyond the review of recent books on Israel to offer original examinations of the state of scholarship about Israel within the various disciplines of anthropology, economics, history, literature, political science, and sociology. Recent trends in contemporary Israeli society, politics, economics, and culture are also explored.
Laura Zittrain Eisenberg is Visiting Associate Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the author and editor of several books including Review Essays in Israel Studies: Books on Israel, Volume V (with Neil Caplan), published by SUNY Press. Neil Caplan is Coordinator of the Humanities Department and Jewish Studies Programme at Vanier College. He is the author and editor of several books including The Lausanne Conference, 1949: A Case Study in Middle East Peacemaking. Naomi B. Sokoloff is Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at the University of Washington. She is the author and editor of several books including Imagining the Child in Modern Jewish Fiction.
"The sheer number of contributors and the range of essays and topics discussed make this volume a rich source of information on Israeli society, politics, economics, and culture." — Journal of Palestine Studies
"Without a doubt, this is the best volume in the series so far. The writing is superb, the analysis and criticism are cogent, the coverage is broad, and the points of view are varied. I really enjoyed this collection." — James D. Armstrong, coeditor of Distant Mirrors: America as a Foreign Culture