An Emotional State

By (author) Derek J. Penslar,Derek J Penslar

ISBN13: 9780813576107

Imprint: Rutgers University Press

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Format: Hardback

Published: 14/07/2023

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Emotion lies at the heart of all national movements, and Zionism is no exception. For those who identify as Zionist, the word connotes liberation and redemption, uniqueness and vulnerability. Yet for many, Zionism is a source of distaste if not disgust, and those who reject it are no less passionate than those who embrace it. The power of such emotions helps explain why a word originally associated with territorial aspiration has survived so many years after the establishment of the Israeli state. Zionism: An Emotional Stateexpertly demonstrates how the energy propelling the Zionist project originates from bundles of feeling whose elements have varied in volume, intensity, and durability across space and time. Beginning with an original typology of Zionism and a new take on its relationship to colonialism, Penslar then examines the emotions that have shaped Zionist sensibilities and practices over the course of the movement's history. The resulting portrait of Zionism reconfigures how we understand Jewish identity amidst continuing debates on the role of nationalism in the modern world.
Introduction Part I: Terms of Debate Chapter One: Staging Zionism Part II: State of the Question Chapter Two: Zionism as Colonialism Part III: In a New Key Chapter Three: Zionism to 1948: Passion and Solidarity Chapter Four: Zionism since 1948: A Great Romance Chapter Five: Zionism and the International Community: From Gratitude to Betrayal Chapter Six: Hating Zionism Conclusion Acknowledgments Notes For Further Reading Index
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