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Kimmerling, Baruch

Overview
Works: 44 works in 253 publications in 9 languages and 10,800 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: DS119.7, 956.940049274
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Baruch Kimmerling
The Palestinian people : a history by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text Baruch Kimmerling and Joel Migdal offer an authoritative account of the history of the Palestinian people from their modern origins to the Oslo peace process and beyond. Palestinians struggled to create themselves as a people from the first revolt of the Arabs in Palestine in 1834 through the British Mandate to the impact of Zionism and the founding of Israel. Their relationship with the Jewish people and the State of Israel has been fundamental in shaping that identity, and today Palestinians find themselves again at a critical juncture. In the 1990s cornerstones for peace were laid for eventual Palestinian-Israeli coexistence, including mutual acceptance, the renunciation of violence as a permanent strategy, and the establishment for the first time of Palestinian self-government. But the dawn of the twenty-first century saw a reversion to unmitigated hatred and mutual demonization. By mid-2002 the brutal violence of the Intifada had crippled Palestine's fledgling political institutions and threatened the fragile social cohesion painstakingly constructed after 1967. Kimmerling and Migdal unravel what went right--and what went wrong--in the Oslo peace process, and what lessons we can draw about the forces that help to shape a people. The authors present a balanced, insightful, and sobering look at the realities of creating peace in the Middle East
Palestinians : the making of a people by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the hundred-year struggle for Palestine, history itself has been a battlefield, Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs seek to undermine each other's claim to national identity. Whatever the outcome of the current phase in regional affairs, no real progress toward peace can occur before agreement is reached about the events that have shaped the present and will remain dominant influences over the future. Baruch Kimmerling and Joel Migdal have taken the first significant step in this direction with a timely and authoritative account of the origins and history of the Palestinian people. This is the story of an agrarian society, ruled for centuries by outside powers and lacking indigenous political traditions, whose historical experience has been overwhelmingly negative. Kimmerling and Migdal give a sensitive and detailed portrait of this society as it struggled to survive the dissipation of the Ottoman Empire, the devastations of World War I, the transfer to British authority, and the subsequent destabilizing impact of Western economies. In the midst of these upheavals, such events as the first Zionist settlement in 1870 and even the Balfour Declaration of 1917 went almost unnoticed. But Jews became a swiftly growing presence in Palestine, acquiring land, expanding settlements, and introducing modern farming and commercial practices that further strained the region's social fabric. The authors closely document this process, and reveal that what had always been a diffuse, clan-centered Arab population began to acquire national self-consciousness as a result of these violent changes. Thus, the authors argue that the Palestinians came into existence as a people over time, largely through their interaction with the Jewish people and the Israeli state. Kimmerling and Migdal believe that, although recent events have dealt the Palestinians a number of serious blows, they have reached a turning point in their tortured history, as a new generation of leaders arise who may abandon anti-Zionism as an organizing principle. If so, the present phase of struggle may present the most propitious opportunity for peace in generations
Politicide : Ariel Sharon's wars against the Palestinians by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Baruch Kimmerling's new book outlines Sharon's quest to reshape the whole geo-political landscape of the Middle East. He describes how Sharon is committed to politicide, the destruction of the Palestinian political identity, and how he has won the support of powerful elements within Israeli society and the present American administration in order to achieve this. At this time of crisis Kimmerling exposes the brutality of Sharon and his junta's "solutions" and constructs a devastating indictment of a man whose cruelty and ruthlessness have resulted in widespread and indiscriminate slaughter."--Jacket
The invention and decline of Israeliness : state, society, and the military by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, the first of its kind in the English language, reexamines the nation of Israel in terms of its origin as a haven for a persecuted people and its evolution into a multicultural society. Arguing that the monocultural regime built during the 1950s is over, Baruch Kimmerling suggests that the Israeli state has divided into seven major cultures. These seven groups, he contends, have been challenging one another for control over resource distribution and the identity of the polity. He posits that six of these segments of the population, excluding Arabs, have bonded together under the umbrella of two ambiguous, but powerfully interlinked, metacultural codes: Jewishness and militarism. Kimmerling calls this phenomenon a "military-cultural complex," in which security and other social problems become highly intermingled." "Kimmerling, one of the most prominent social scientists and political analysts of Israel today, relies on a large body of sociological work on the state, civil society, and ethnicity to present an overview of the construction and deconstruction of the secular Zionist national identity. He shows how Israeliness is becoming a prefix for other identities as well as a legal and political concept of citizen rights granted by the state, though not necessarily equally, to different segments of society. Provocative and controversial, The Invention and Decline of Israeliness will challenge even the most informed reader's knowledge of Israel and its history, culture and regime."--Jacket
The Israeli state and society : boundaries and frontiers by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zionism and territory : the socio-territorial dimensions of Zionist politics by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clash of identities : explorations in Israeli and Palestinian societies by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking a fresh look at the past hundred years of shared Palestinian and Jewish-Israeli history, Baruch Kimmerling reveals surprising relations of influence between a stateless indigenous society and the settler-immigrants who would later form the state of Israel. Shattering our assumptions about these two seemingly irreconcilable cultures, Kimmerling composes a sophisticated portrait of one side{u2019}s behavior and characteristics and the way in which they irrevocably shaped those of the other." "By merging Israeli and Jewish studies with a wealth of scholarship on Palestinians and the Middle East, Kimmerling introduces a unique conceptual framework for analyzing the cultural, political, and material overlap of both societies. A must-read for those concerned with Israel and the relations between Jews and Arabs, Clash of Identities is an exploration of the ever-evolving, always-contending identities available to Israelis and Palestinians and the fascinating contexts in which they take form."--Jacket
The interrupted system : Israeli civilians in war and routine times by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zionism and economy by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inner dualism: an outcome of the center-periphery relationship during modernization processes in Uganda by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conceptual framework for the analysis of behavior in a territorial conflict : the generalization of the Israeli case by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Hebrew and Arabic and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel; ethnic relations; social conditions; Ashkenazim; Jews, oriental; identity; social integration
Social interruption and besieged societies : (the case of Israel) by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mehagrim, mityashvim, yelidim : ha-medinah ṿeha-ḥevrah be-Yiśraʼel : ben ribui tarbuyot le-milḥamot tarbut by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in Hebrew and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political sociology at the crossroads( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sotsyologyah shel ha-poliṭiḳah : miḳraʼah( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Hebrew and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Izrailʹ glazami "russkikh" : kulʹtura i identichnostʹ : posvi︠a︡shchaetsi︠a︡ pami︠a︡ti Barukha Kimmerlinga( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Russian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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3 editions published in 1973 in Hebrew and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic interrelationships between the Arab and Jewish communities in mandatory Palestine by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marginal at the center : the life story of a public sociologist by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-proclaimed guerrilla fighter for ideas, Baruch Kimmerling was an outspoken critic, a prolific writer, and a "public" sociologist. While he lived at the center of the Israeli society in which he was involved as both a scientist and a concerned citizen, he nevertheless felt marginal because of his unconventional worldview, his empathy for the oppressed, and his exceptional sense of universal justice, which were at odds with prevailing views. In this autobiography, the author, who was born in Transylvania in 1939 with cerebral palsy, describes how he and his family escaped the Nazis and t
 
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The Palestinian people : a history
Alternative Names
Baruch Kimmerling

Baruch Kimmerling Israeli sociologist and historian

Baruch Kimmerling israelischer Soziologe

Ḳimerling, Barukh

Kimmerling, Baruch

Kimmerling, Baruch 1939-2007

Kimmerling, Barukh

Kimmerling Barukh 1939-2007

Qimerling, Baruḵ

Qîmmerlîng, Bārûḵ 1939-2007

Qiymerliyng Barwk 1939-2007

ברוך קימרלינג

קימרלינג, ברוך

קימרלינג ברוך 1939-2007

باروخ كمرلنك

كمرلنغ، باروخ

كمرلنگ, باروخ

كمرلينج، باروخ

كيمرلينغ، باروخ

كيميرلنج، باروخ

キマーリング, バールフ

巴魯克·吉姆林

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Palestinians : the making of a peoplePoliticide : Ariel Sharon's wars against the PalestiniansThe invention and decline of Israeliness : state, society, and the militaryClash of identities : explorations in Israeli and Palestinian societies