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Handbook of Israel: Major Debates

Ed. by Ben-Rafael, Eliezer / Schoeps, Julius H. / Sternberg, Yitzhak / Glöckner, Olaf

Red. Weberling, Anne

Series:De Gruyter Reference


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    Publication Date:
    October 2016
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    Aims and Scope

    The Handbook of Israel: Major Debates serves as an academic compendium for people interested in major discussions and controversies over Israel. It provides innovative, updated and informative knowledge on a range of acute debates. Among other topics, the handbook discusses post-Zionism, militarism, democracy and religion, (in)equality, colonialism, today’s criticism of Israel, Israel-Diaspora relations, and peace programs. Outstanding scholars face each other with unadulterated, divergent analyses. These historical, political and sociological texts from Israel and elsewhere make up a major reference book within academia and outside academia. About seventy contributions grouped in thirteen thematic sections present controversial and provocative approaches refl ecting, from different angles, on the present-day challenges of the State of Israel.

    Other Major Works by the Editors:

    Eliezer Ben-Rafael
    Is Israel One? Religion, Nationalism and Ethnicity Confounded, Brill (2005)
    Ethnicity, Religion and Class in Israel, Cambridge University Press (paperback) (2007)

    Julius H. Schoeps
    Begegnungen. Menschen, die meinen Lebensweg kreuzten. Suhrkamp (2016)
    Pioneers of Zionism: Hess, Pinsker, Rülf. Messianism, Settlement Policy, and the Israeli-Palestinan Conflict. De Gruyter (2013)

    Yitshak Sternberg
    World Religions and Multiculturalism: A Relational Dialectic. Brill (2010).
    Transnationalism. Brill (2009)

    Olaf Glöckner
    Being Jewish in 21st Century Germany. De Gruyter (2015, with Haim Fireberg)
    Deutschland, die Juden und der Staat Israel. Olms (2016, with Julius H. Schoeps)


    xxvi, 1304 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Reference Work

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    Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Tel-Aviv Univ.; Julius H. Schoeps, MMZ; Yitzhak Sternberg, Beit Berl Academic College; Olaf Glöckner, MMZ, Potsdam.


    “Usually, social scientists describe and analyze Israel in order to promote their own vision, and often to criticize other perspectives. These two solid and impressive volumes propose much more: they voice the debates that this complex, fascinating and important experience has provoked. The reader gets access to these debates, at the best level, and his or her own level of comprehension benefits from these texts that confront the challenges and trials faced by Israel.”

    Prof. Michel Wieviorka, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris

    "Das Handbook of Israel ist ein aktuelles Standardwerk mit dem Potenzial, die Debatten über den jüdischen Staat zu qualifizieren und neue Sichtweisen auf das Land und seine Gesellschaft aufzuzeigen."

    Jérôme Lombard, Jüdische Allgemeine, 08.12.2016

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