A Place in History: Modernism, Tel Aviv, and the Creation of Jewish Urban Space, Part 2
A Place in History is a cultural study of Tel Aviv, Israel's population center, established in 1909. It describes how a largely European Jewish immigrant society attempted to forge a home in the Mediterranean, and explores the role of memory and diaspora in the creation of a new national culture. Each chapter is devoted to a particular place in the city that has been central to its history, and includes literary, artistic, journalistic, and photographic material relating to that site.
This is the first book-length study of Tel Aviv in English. It will appeal to readers interested in urban cultures, the contemporary Middle East, modern Jewish history, and Israeli literature. It also contributes to the ongoing public debate about memory, memorials and urban identity.
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Achusat Bayit Ahad Alterman Arab architectural Archives assassination Aviv-Jaffa Aviv's Avot Yeshurun balcony Bialik biblical building cemetery's Central Zionist Archives Chapter depiction Diaspora Dizengoff Druyanov European example exile Figure Goldberg graves Gutman's Ha-aretz Ha-kibbutz ha-meuchad Haim Gouri Hebrew city Hebrew culture Ibid identity images imagined immigrants International Style Israeli Jaffa Jerusalem Jewish community Jewish urban Jews kind Land of Israel landscape literary living modern Hebrew modernist Municipality Museum Nachum narrative Natan Alterman neighborhood novel Odessa Old Cemetery painting Palestine past Photo by author photographs physical poem poet poetry political portraits Press public space public sphere Purim Rabin Square relation Reuven's Rothschild Boulevard sand Sefer Tel Aviv sense shoah social society Soskin spatial story Summayl surrounding symbolic TAMA Tashlich Tel Aviv Tel Aviv-Jaffa tion Trumpeldor Cemetery University urban space village walk writing Ya'akov Yeshurun's Yiddish Yitzhak Yitzhak Rabin Zionist