Evolving Nationalism: Homeland, Identity, and Religion in Israel, 1925–2005

2.5 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780801448706: Evolving Nationalism: Homeland, Identity, and Religion in Israel, 1925–2005
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Evolving Nationalism examines how the idea of Israel as a nation-state has developed within Zionist and Israeli discourse over the past eight decades. Nadav G. Shelef focuses on the changing ways in which the main nationalist movements answered three distinct questions in their private and public ideological articulations between 1925 and 2005: Where is the "Land of Israel"? Who ought to be Israeli? What should the Zionist national mission be?

Framed within broader debates about how and why changes in foundational definitions of the nation occur, Shelef's analysis centers on the mechanisms of ideological change and then subjects them to empirical scrutiny. He thus moves beyond the common but problematic assumptions that such transformations must be either a rare, rational adaptation to traumatic shock or a relatively constant product of manipulation by power-hungry elites. He finds that nationalist movements, including radical and religious fundamentalist ones, can and do change cardinal components of their ideological beliefs in both moderating and radicalizing directions.

These changes have more to do with the unguided consequences of engagement in day-to-day politics than with strategic reaction to new realities, the use of force, or the changing incentives of leaders. Engaging with some of the most contentious debates about the nature of Israeli nationalism and the geographic, religious, and ethnic definition of the state of Israel, Shelef has made signal contributions to our understanding of Middle East politics and of the ideological underpinnings of nationalism itself.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Nadav G. Shelef is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Harvey Meyerhoff Assistant Professor of Modern Israel Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Review:

"As presented by Shelef, who writes in an admirably lucid style that manages to be both sophisticated and coherent, this is undoubtedly a compelling thesis.... He is to be highly commended for having opened up a new avenue of enquiry in a field that, because it has been so extensively ploughed by others, a less courageous scholar might have given a very wide berth."

(The Journal of Israeli History)

"Evolving Nationalism is a delight. It will make a significant contribution to nationalist theory, moving it from some of its overdetermined and too-pat explanations and to an understanding of the history of Israel. I found Nadav G. Shelef's approach very persuasive and his use of evidence judicious and convincing."

(Joel S. Migdal, Robert F. Philip Professor of International Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington)

"Nadav G. Shelef very effectively points out that there are several different conceptions of 'nationalism.' He shows clearly that many forms of nationalism exist and thrive within Israel’s different political movements, including Labor Zionist nationalism, Religious Zionist nationalism, and Revisionist Zionist nationalism."

(Gregory Mahler, Earlham College)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780801476754: Evolving Nationalism: Homeland, Identity, and Religion in Israel, 1925-2005

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0801476755 ISBN 13:  9780801476754
Publisher: Cornell University Press, 2010
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Shelef, Nadav G.
Published by Cornell University Press
ISBN 10: 0801448700 ISBN 13: 9780801448706
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornell University Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover - This title is now printed on demand - please allow added time for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2802149

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 80.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Nadav G. Shelef
Published by Cornell University Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0801448700 ISBN 13: 9780801448706
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornell University Press, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Evolving Nationalism examines how the idea of Israel as a nation-state has developed within Zionist and Israeli discourse over the past eight decades. Nadav G. Shelef focuses on the changing ways in which the main nationalist movements answered three distinct questions in their private and public ideological articulations between 1925 and 2005: Where is the "Land of Israel"? Who ought to be Israeli? What should the Zionist national mission be?Framed within broader debates about how and why changes in foundational definitions of the nation occur, Shelef's analysis centers on the mechanisms of ideological change and then subjects them to empirical scrutiny. He thus moves beyond the common but problematic assumptions that such transformations must be either a rare, rational adaptation to traumatic shock or a relatively constant product of manipulation by power-hungry elites. He finds that nationalist movements, including radical and religious fundamentalist ones, can and do change cardinal components of their ideological beliefs in both moderating and radicalizing directions.These changes have more to do with the unguided consequences of engagement in day-to-day politics than with strategic reaction to new realities, the use of force, or the changing incentives of leaders. Engaging with some of the most contentious debates about the nature of Israeli nationalism and the geographic, religious, and ethnic definition of the state of Israel, Shelef has made signal contributions to our understanding of Middle East politics and of the ideological underpinnings of nationalism itself. Seller Inventory # AAC9780801448706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 100.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Shelef, Nadav G.
Published by Cornell University Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 0801448700 ISBN 13: 9780801448706
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornell University Press, 2018. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0801448700

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 109.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Nadav G. Shelef
Published by Cornell University Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0801448700 ISBN 13: 9780801448706
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornell University Press, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Evolving Nationalism examines how the idea of Israel as a nation-state has developed within Zionist and Israeli discourse over the past eight decades. Nadav G. Shelef focuses on the changing ways in which the main nationalist movements answered three distinct questions in their private and public ideological articulations between 1925 and 2005: Where is the "Land of Israel"? Who ought to be Israeli? What should the Zionist national mission be?Framed within broader debates about how and why changes in foundational definitions of the nation occur, Shelef's analysis centers on the mechanisms of ideological change and then subjects them to empirical scrutiny. He thus moves beyond the common but problematic assumptions that such transformations must be either a rare, rational adaptation to traumatic shock or a relatively constant product of manipulation by power-hungry elites. He finds that nationalist movements, including radical and religious fundamentalist ones, can and do change cardinal components of their ideological beliefs in both moderating and radicalizing directions.These changes have more to do with the unguided consequences of engagement in day-to-day politics than with strategic reaction to new realities, the use of force, or the changing incentives of leaders. Engaging with some of the most contentious debates about the nature of Israeli nationalism and the geographic, religious, and ethnic definition of the state of Israel, Shelef has made signal contributions to our understanding of Middle East politics and of the ideological underpinnings of nationalism itself. Seller Inventory # APC9780801448706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 113.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Nadav G. Shelef
Published by Cornell University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0801448700 ISBN 13: 9780801448706
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornell University Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. First. Seller Inventory # DADAX0801448700

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 112.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Nadav G. Shelef
Published by Cornell University Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0801448700 ISBN 13: 9780801448706
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornell University Press, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Evolving Nationalism examines how the idea of Israel as a nation-state has developed within Zionist and Israeli discourse over the past eight decades. Nadav G. Shelef focuses on the changing ways in which the main nationalist movements answered three distinct questions in their private and public ideological articulations between 1925 and 2005: Where is the "Land of Israel"? Who ought to be Israeli? What should the Zionist national mission be?Framed within broader debates about how and why changes in foundational definitions of the nation occur, Shelef's analysis centers on the mechanisms of ideological change and then subjects them to empirical scrutiny. He thus moves beyond the common but problematic assumptions that such transformations must be either a rare, rational adaptation to traumatic shock or a relatively constant product of manipulation by power-hungry elites. He finds that nationalist movements, including radical and religious fundamentalist ones, can and do change cardinal components of their ideological beliefs in both moderating and radicalizing directions.These changes have more to do with the unguided consequences of engagement in day-to-day politics than with strategic reaction to new realities, the use of force, or the changing incentives of leaders. Engaging with some of the most contentious debates about the nature of Israeli nationalism and the geographic, religious, and ethnic definition of the state of Israel, Shelef has made signal contributions to our understanding of Middle East politics and of the ideological underpinnings of nationalism itself. Seller Inventory # APC9780801448706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 121.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Shelef, Nadav G.
Published by Cornell University Press
ISBN 10: 0801448700 ISBN 13: 9780801448706
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornell University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0801448700 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780801448706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 129.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Nadav G. Shelef
Published by Cornell University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0801448700 ISBN 13: 9780801448706
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornell University Press, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0801448700

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 159.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds