The Resource Recovered roots : collective memory and the making of Israeli national tradition, Yael Zerubavel

Recovered roots : collective memory and the making of Israeli national tradition, Yael Zerubavel

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Recovered roots : collective memory and the making of Israeli national tradition
Title
Recovered roots
Title remainder
collective memory and the making of Israeli national tradition
Statement of responsibility
Yael Zerubavel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Because new nations need new pasts, they create new ways of commemorating and recasting select historic events. In Recovered Roots, Yael Zerubavel illuminates this dynamic process by examining the construction of Israeli national tradition. In the years leading to the birth of Israel, Zerubavel shows, Zionist settlers in Palestine consciously sought to rewrite Jewish history by reshaping Jewish memory. Zerubavel focuses on the nationalist reinterpretation of the defense of Masada against the Romans in 73 C.E. and the Bar Kokhba revolt of 133-135; and on the transformation of the 1920 defense of a new Jewish settlement in Tel Hai into a national myth. Zerubavel demonstrates how, in each case, Israeli memory transforms events that ended in death and defeat into heroic myths and symbols of national revival
  • Drawing on a broad range of official and popular sources and original interviews, Zerubavel shows that the construction of a new national tradition is not necessarily the product of government policy but a creative collaboration between politicians, writers, and educators. Her discussion of the politics of commemoration demonstrates how rival groups can turn the past into an arena of conflict as they posit competing interpretations of history and opposing moral claims on the use of the past. Zerubavel analyzes the emergence of counter-memories within the reality of Israel's frequent wars, the ensuing debates about the future of the occupied territories, and the embattled relations with Palestinians. A fascinating examination of the interplay between history and memory, this book will appeal to historians, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and folklorists, as well as to scholars of cultural studies, literature, and communication
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zerubavel, Yael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS115.5
LC item number
.Z47 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bar Kokhba Rebellion (132-135)
  • Siege of Masada Site (Israel : 72-73)
  • Jews
  • Zionism
  • Memory
  • National characteristics, Israeli
  • Jews
  • Nationale identiteit
  • Collectief geheugen
  • Joden
  • Juifs
  • Sionisme
  • Mémoire
  • Israéliens
  • Juifs
  • Juifs
  • Sionisme
  • Mythes politiques
  • Identité collective
  • Mémoire
  • Mémoire collective
  • Caractère national israélien
  • Juifs
  • Identität
  • Nationalbewusstsein
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Memory
  • National characteristics, Israeli
  • Zionism
  • Masada Site (Israel)
  • Tel Ḥai (Israel)
  • Massada (Israël : Forteresse)
  • Tel Hai (Kefar Gilʻadi, Israël)
  • Massada (Israël ; site archéologique)
  • Kibboutz Kefar-Gil'adi (Israël)
  • Israel
  • Juden
  • Israel
  • Israel
  • Israel
Label
Recovered roots : collective memory and the making of Israeli national tradition, Yael Zerubavel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-324) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. History, Collective Memory, and Countermemory. Ch. 1. The Dynamics of Collective Remembering. Ch. 2. The Zionist Reconstruction of the Past. The Zionist Periodization of Jewish History. Exile: Suppressed Nationhood, Discredited Past. Locating the Nation: Antiquity and the National Revival. Historical Continuity/Symbolic Discontinuities. Historical Turning Points: Liminality and Transitions -- pt. 2. The Birth of National Myths. Ch. 3. The Battle of Tel Hai. A New Commemorative Tradition. A Myth of New Beginning. Ch. 4. The Bar Kokhba Revolt. Dual Image and Transformed Memory. Archeological Findings and Symbolic Roots. Ch. 5. The Fall of Masada. The Rediscovery of Masada. A Myth of Fighting to the Bitter End. Masada and the Holocaust as Countermetaphors -- pt. 3. Literature, Ritual, and the Invention of Tradition -- Hebrew Literature and Education. Ch. 6. The Arm, the Plow, and the Gun. Tel Hai: From "History" to "Legend" The Rebirth of the Native Hebrew
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 340 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780226981574
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94009441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30069435
  • (OCoLC)ocm30069435
Label
Recovered roots : collective memory and the making of Israeli national tradition, Yael Zerubavel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. History, Collective Memory, and Countermemory. Ch. 1. The Dynamics of Collective Remembering. Ch. 2. The Zionist Reconstruction of the Past. The Zionist Periodization of Jewish History. Exile: Suppressed Nationhood, Discredited Past. Locating the Nation: Antiquity and the National Revival. Historical Continuity/Symbolic Discontinuities. Historical Turning Points: Liminality and Transitions -- pt. 2. The Birth of National Myths. Ch. 3. The Battle of Tel Hai. A New Commemorative Tradition. A Myth of New Beginning. Ch. 4. The Bar Kokhba Revolt. Dual Image and Transformed Memory. Archeological Findings and Symbolic Roots. Ch. 5. The Fall of Masada. The Rediscovery of Masada. A Myth of Fighting to the Bitter End. Masada and the Holocaust as Countermetaphors -- pt. 3. Literature, Ritual, and the Invention of Tradition -- Hebrew Literature and Education. Ch. 6. The Arm, the Plow, and the Gun. Tel Hai: From "History" to "Legend" The Rebirth of the Native Hebrew
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 340 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780226981574
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94009441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30069435
  • (OCoLC)ocm30069435

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