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Liberalization and culture in contemporary Israel

Author: Ari Ofengenden
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book looks at the ways in which Israel's integration into the global economy has affected its main stream culture. Ofengenden uses works of Israeli film, literature, and television, from the past 30 years to conceptualize the changes in Israel's culture.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ari Ofengenden
ISBN: 9781498570367 1498570364
OCLC Number: 1047729164
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Liberalization and Culture in Contemporary Israel; Liberalization and Culture in Contemporary Israel; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1; Economics and Cultural Globalization in Israel; The Immediate Background: Individual Sensitivity in the 1960s and 1970s; Liberalizing Israeli Society in the 1990s: A Bridge to the Present; Culture and Marketization of Media; Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Culture: General Parameters; The Cultural Causalities of Market Capitalism: The Decline in Modernism and Realism; Commercial Culture and its Detractors. Individualization, Liberalization, and Global Marketization in Israeli CultureNotes; Chapter 2; Marketization in Israeli Television, Film, and Literature; Nir Baram's World Shadow and Zippi Brand's Google Baby; Israeli Condition and the Global Market; Notes; Chapter 3; It Ain't Europe Here; The Milky Protest; Where Is Israel?; Notes; Chapter 4; Refiguring National Identity under Globalization; The New Jew: The Israeli Imaginary; Walk On Water: Rewriting the Soul with the New Big Other; Narratives of Parody, Madness, and Disintegration; Dolly, City Critique, and Parody of National Parenting. Challenging National Identity: Assimilation and MimicryBig Brother and Its New Political Uses; Refiguring National Identity in Globalizing World; Notes; Chapter 5; The New Discourses or the Culture of the Left; Citizenship and Discourse; Neo-Republican Discourse: Myth and Reality; The Old-New Axis or the Nation-State in a Time of Globalization; Notes; Chapter 6; New Dystopias in Israeli Fiction; The Sea above Us; Three Kinds of Discourses: Zionist, Liberal, and Ecological; The Land Is Sailing; Dystopia in Dolly City; Contextualizing Israeli Dystopian Visions and the Atrophy of Modernity. NotesChapter 7; The Conflict beyond Nationalism; The Attack; Politics of Bereavement and the Making of a Civil Society; Bereaved Mothers across Borders; To Die in Jerusalem; Bethlehem; The Green Prince and Son of Hamas; Notes; Conclusion; Bibliography; Author Index; About the Author.
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