Skip to content

Invention and Decline of Israeliness State, Society, and the Military

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 0520246721

ISBN-13: 9780520246720

Edition: 2005

Authors: Baruch Kimmerling

List price: $31.95
Shipping box This item qualifies for FREE shipping.
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Buy eBooks
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


This thought-provoking book, the first of its kind in the English language, reexamines the fifty-year-old nation of Israel in terms of its origins as a haven for a persecuted people and its evolution into a multi- cultural society. Arguing that the mono-cultural 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 other for control over resource distribution and the identity of the polity. 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…    
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Baruch Kimmerling is a George S. Wise Professor of Sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of numerous books in English and Hebrew, including The Interrupted System: Israeli Civilians in War and Routine Times (1985) and, with Joel S. Migdal, Palestinians: The Making of a People (1993).

The Mythological-Historical Origins of the Israeli State: An Overview
Building an Immigrant Settler State
The Invention and Decline of Israeliness
The End of Hegemony and the Onset of Cultural Plurality
The Newcomers
The Cultural Code of Jewishness: Religion and Nationalism
The Code of Security: The Israeli Military-Cultural Complex
Works Cited