Nationalism, Zionism and ethnic mobilization of the Jews in 1900 and beyond [electronic resource]

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Michael Berkowitz
BRILL, 2004 - Social Science - 321 pages
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This volume engages diverse topics such as art, music, and radio broadcasting in the development of modern Jewish nationalism by leading scholars in their respective fields. It contains richly detailed studies that challenge existing historiography--from personal struggles with nationalism, to the lesser-known origins of the Balfour Declaration, from boisterous demonstrations on the streets of pre-World War I Galicia, to skirmishes between Jews in present-day Jerusalem. It examines how nationalism has worked in theory and practice for Jews and at times been fiercely resisted. Beginning with the memory of Theodor Herzl and his cohort at the London Zionist Congress of 1900, this book revisits the wider scene of Zionism's emergence, as we explore the imagination of, and the attempted national mobilization of Jewry throughout the twentieth century. Contributors include: Delphine Bechtel; Nachman Ben-Yehuda; Michael Berkowitz; Inka Bertz; Philip Bohlman; John M. Efron; Richard A. Freund; Francois Guesnet; Michael Lowy; Barbara Mann; Derek Penslar; James Renton; Aviel Roshwald; Joshua Shanes.
 

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Contents

Taking
1
Jewish Identity and the Paradox of Nationalism
11
Before Hebrew Song
25
Radio and the Shaping of Modern Israel 19361973
61
The Archaeology of Memory on TelAvivs Rothschild
83
Theocratic Political
99
Reconsidering Chaim Weizmann and Moses Gaster
129
Fort mit den Hausjuden Jewish Nationalists Engage Mass
153
Jewish Nationalism and Libertarian Socialism in
179
The Zionist World of Arnold Zweig
191
The Russian Jewish Intelligentsia and Modern Yiddish
213
Chanukah and its Function in the Invention of
227
Conflicting Visions of Zionism
247
The Mystery of the Menorah and the Star
285
Notes on the Contributors
305
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Michael Berkowitz, Ph.D. (1989) in History, University of Wisconsin, is Reader in modern Jewish history at University College London. He has published extensively on Zionism, antisemitism and Jewish politics, including Zionist Culture and West European Jewry before the First World War (Cambridge, 1993).

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