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Cult, Ghetto, and State

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Pages : 239 pages
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Download Cult, Ghetto, and State PDF Format Full Free by Maxime Rodinson and published by Al Saqi. This book was released on 1983 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jewish Studies, Maxime Rodinson writes in Cult, Ghetto and State: The Persistence of the Jewish Question, has been a field in which ideological delirium has long had virtually free rein. In this collection of lively and provocative essays, he tries to redress the balance, bringing his impressive expertise and sharp wit to bear on Jewish problems past and present: How have the Jews survived throughout history? Do they constitute a religious community, a people, a nationality? What are the ideological foundations of Zionism? Is anti-Semitism a unique and eternal phenomenon, or does it share features with other forms of oppression? How has the establishment of the state of Israel changed the nature of the 'Jewish question'? What are the underlying reasons for the Arab rejection of Israel, and to what extent are they, too, laden with ideological distortions? In addressing these questions, Rodinson's prime concern is to avoid any form of ethnocentrism, fight anti-Semitism without denying the reality of Jewish suffering and defend the legitimate grievances of Arabs without succumbing to the comforting myths of Arab nationalism. This book also contains a bitingly candid self-criticism of the author's twenty-one years in the Communist movement. In it, he extends his critique of Stalinism to all ideological constructions - among them Zionism and systematized anti-Communism - which, he argues, exhibit similar intellectual structures and lead to similar aberrations. A searching consideration of the relationship between political engagement and intellectual honesty, Rodinson exposes the inner workings of the French Communist Party in the 1950s but equally denounces the 'creeping Stalinism' of conservative conformism.


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The Lions' Den

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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 13 : 030024519X
Pages : 400 pages
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Download The Lions' Den PDF Format Full Free by Susie Linfield and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2019-03-26 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A lively intellectual history that explores how prominent midcentury public intellectuals approached Zionism and then the State of Israel itself and its conflicts with the Arab world In this lively intellectual history of the political Left, cultural critic Susie Linfield investigates how eight prominent twentieth-century intellectuals struggled with the philosophy of Zionism, and then with Israel and its conflicts with the Arab world. Constructed as a series of interrelated portraits that combine the personal and the political, the book includes philosophers, historians, journalists, and activists such as Hannah Arendt, Arthur Koestler, I. F. Stone, and Noam Chomsky. In their engagement with Zionism, these influential thinkers also wrestled with the twentieth century’s most crucial political dilemmas: socialism, nationalism, democracy, colonialism, terrorism, and anti-Semitism. In other words, in probing Zionism, they confronted the very nature of modernity and the often catastrophic histories of our time. By examining these leftist intellectuals, Linfield also seeks to understand how the contemporary Left has become focused on anti-Zionism and how Israel itself has moved rightward.


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ضحايا الخريطة

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Pages : 176 pages
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Download ضحايا الخريطة PDF Format Full Free by درويش، محمود and published by Al Saqi. This book was released on 1984 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents fifteen translated poems by each poet, including thirteen poems by Darwish never before published in book form, even in Arabic, and a long work by Adonis written during the 1982 siege of Beirut.


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Islam, Muslims and the Modern State

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 1349142085
Pages : 374 pages
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Download Islam, Muslims and the Modern State PDF Format Full Free by Hussin Mutalib and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-07-27 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the most recent and up-to-date study on the state of affairs in the Muslim world at a time when Muslims, like others, are confronted with the challenges posed by a rapidly changing new world order. Some 15 countries and regions are covered in this scholarly collection. The contributors are well-informed academics and experts from 10 leading universities and institutes.


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Nation, Society and the State

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Publisher : AuthorHouse
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ISBN 13 : 9781468545272
Pages : 458 pages
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Download Nation, Society and the State PDF Format Full Free by Dr. Abraham Weizfeld and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2012-03-09 with total page 458 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work treats the European political philosophy that has engendered the Nation-State concept -- considered to be the logical evolution of human history as a linear periodization into the Modern State. This Modern State concept is treated as the end of history in liberal democratic theory, in spite of it remaining a European phenomenon. Where it has been imposed beyond the European political culture it has provoked a plague of civil wars and occupations, such as in Palestine. In Europe itself it has also resulted in such features as the Spanish Inquisition, the latter-day Spanish civil war and the fascist dictatorship that followed, as well as the Nazi regime and its Holocaust in alliance with the various fascist allies seeking their own Nation-State. Various attempts have followed in Europe itself to overcome the Nation-State itself by means of the European Union which sought to unite the Nation-States with a federated effort to bring some stability to the economy and life of the region in light of the disastrous wars of the twentieth century. The contradictions of the Nation-State and Federalism become ever more apparent as the EU now descends into economic chaos. This sub-title invites a comparison and a contrast between the Jewish political-culture and the Zionist movement. One may consider political-culture as encompassing Civil Society, history, religious theology and law; comprising a collective consciousness, this historical heritage forms a national identity which is currently oriented into nationalism by the State. The endurance of national identity apart from the State and with the extinction of the State is projected as the basis of an independent Civil Society.


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Zionism and the State of Israel

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1134628773
Pages : 312 pages
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Download Zionism and the State of Israel PDF Format Full Free by The Rev Dr Michael Prior Cm and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-08-12 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Zionism and the State of Israel provides a topical and controversial analysis of the development of Zionism and the recent history and politics of Israel. This thought-provoking study examines the ways in which the Bible has been used to legitimize the implementation of the ideological and political programme of Zionism, and the consequences this has had.


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The Lives of Michel Foucault

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Publisher : Verso Books
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ISBN 13 : 1788731069
Pages : 640 pages
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Download The Lives of Michel Foucault PDF Format Full Free by David Macey and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2019-01-22 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The classic biography of the radical French philosopher with a new afterword by acclaimed Foucault scholar Stuart Elden. When he died of an AIDS-related condition in 1984, Michel Foucault had become the most influential French philosopher since the end of World War II. His powerful studies of the creation of modern medicine, prisons, psychiatry, and other methods of classification have had a lasting impact on philosophers, historians, critics, and novelists the world over. But as public as he was in his militant campaigns on behalf of prisoners, dissidents, and homosexuals, he shrouded his personal life in mystery. In The Lives of Michel Foucault -- written with the full cooperation of Daniel Defert, Foucault's former lover -- David Macey gives the richest account to date of Foucault's life and work, informed as it is by the complex issues arising from his writings. In this new edition, Foucault scholar Stuart Elden has contributed a new afterword assessing the contribution of the biography in the light of more recent literature.


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The First Zionist Congress

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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN 13 : 1438473133
Pages : 456 pages
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Download The First Zionist Congress PDF Format Full Free by and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2019-02-27 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An indispensable primary source in the history of Zionism. The First Zionist Congress, held in Basel, Switzerland, in August 1897, was arguably the most significant Jewish assembly since antiquity. Its delegates surveyed the situation of Jews at the end of the nineteenth century, analyzed cultural and economic issues facing them, defined the program of Zionism, created an organization for planning and decision-making, and coalesced in camaraderie and shared aspiration. Though Zionism experienced multiple conflicts and reversals, the Congress’s goal was ultimately realized in the establishment of Jewish sovereignty in Palestine—the State of Israel—in 1948. As Theodor Herzl, the Congress’s principal organizer, declared: “At Basel I founded the Jewish state.” This volume presents, for the first time, a complete translation of the German proceedings into English. Michael J. Reimer’s accessible translation includes explanatory annotations and a glossary of key terms, events, and personalities. A detailed introduction situates the First Zionist Congress in historical context and provides a summary of each day’s events. The Congress’s debates supply a case study in the history of nationalism: they feature imagery and tropes used by nationalists all over Europe, while appealing to the distinctive heritage of Judaism. The proceedings are also important for what they say—and omit—about the Ottoman state that ruled Palestine as well as the Palestinian Arab people living there. This is a foundational primary source in modern Jewish history. “This translation of the protocols of the First Zionist Congress will be of immense benefit to students and scholars of Jewish and Middle Eastern history, nationalism studies, and colonial and postcolonial studies. Reimer’s long introduction is thoughtful and provocative, the translation is faithful, and the notes and biographical dictionary are enormously helpful.” — Derek J. Penslar, Harvard University “This is an important and even fantastic piece of work. Reimer makes an excellent and perhaps understated case for the need for such a complete and annotated translation.” — Michael Berkowitz, author of Zionist Culture and West European Jewry before the First World War


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The SAGE Handbook of Political Science

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Publisher : SAGE
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ISBN 13 : 1529715482
Pages : 1701 pages
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Download The SAGE Handbook of Political Science PDF Format Full Free by Dirk Berg-Schlosser and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2020-02-11 with total page 1701 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comprising three volumes of contributions from expert authors from around the world, The SAGE Handbook of Political Science aims to frame, assess and synthesize research in the field, helping to define and identify its current and future developments.


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Israel's New Strategic Dilemmas

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Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1618971808
Pages : 333 pages
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Download Israel's New Strategic Dilemmas PDF Format Full Free by Raphael Israeli and published by Strategic Book Publishing. This book was released on 2012 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Israel's New Strategic Dilemmas: Survival or Revival? details the strategic problems facing Israel today as a result of the asymmetrical terrorist wars imposed on it. With the motive of delegitimizing Israel, and forcing it to react against civilian terrorists who dwell amidst other civilian populations and who do not have any legal or international standing, these wars create an untenable situation of retaliation and casualties. Unless Israel succeeds in making the necessary reforms in the strategic areas of security and domestic affairs, its chances for survival are dwindling. An important and fascinating reading experience, Israel's New Strategic Dilemmas: Survival or Revival? will shift your perspective on a highly contentious and complex topic. About the Author: Raphael Israeli grew up in Morocco and Israel, and currently resides in Jerusalem, where he is a University Professor. He was motivated to write Israel's New Strategic Dilemmas: Survival or Revival? by the exposure and criticism of Israel in the world media due to its counterattacks against terrorism in the second Lebanese War (2006) and the Gaza War (2008-9.) He is working on his next book about the death camps in Bosnia and Croatia during WW II, and the alliance between the Nazis and their Muslim collaborators. Publisher's website: http: //www.SBPRA.com/RaphaelIsraeli


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Nation and Religion

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Publisher : Saqi
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ISBN 13 : 0863567193
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Nation and Religion PDF Format Full Free by Fred Halliday and published by Saqi. This book was released on 2013-07-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Middle East is a complex region where religion, culture and politi are deeply intertwined in a powerful relationship. From the early days of the Arab nationalist experiment to the emergence of Islamic fundamentalism in the early part of this century and beyond, the region's political movements have become a salient feature of its modern history and continue to be the subject of much heated debate and speculation. This collection of essays addresses these timely issues by providing both a general analysis of the region and more focused country-by-country examples. Among the many themes, nationalism and Islamism are re-examined to demonstrate their ongoing relevance and relationship to the presentday Arab context and identity. This is followed by a closer look at Islamist movements in Turkey, Iran, and Tunisia and how these forces may either come to erode the secular state (in the case of Turkey and Tunisia) or bolster the Islamic one (in the case of Iran). The author also examines the fate of the eight remaining monarchies of the Arab world and the conditions of their emergence, consolidation and continuation. By means of a thorough analysis of these important themes, along with country-specific case studies, the author provides a wealth of information that helps towards a comprehensive understanding of the region. 'An absorbing collection of essays ... Halliday's range allows him to make many penetrating cross-cultural comparisons.' New Statesman 'Nation and Religion in the Middle East provides a wealth of information that helps towards a comprehensive understanding of the region.' The Middle East 'A formidable collection.' Times Literary Supplement 'Halliday has proven one of the most wide-ranging and sophisticated analysts of the Middle East, and this collection of essays shows both those traits.' CHOICE


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The Limits of Culture

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Publisher : MIT Press
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ISBN 13 : 0262195291
Pages : 369 pages
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Download The Limits of Culture PDF Format Full Free by Brenda Shaffer and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Experts analyze the effect of cultural interests on the foreign policy of states in the Caspian region, including Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan.


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The Palestine Nakba

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Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
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ISBN 13 : 184813973X
Pages : 219 pages
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Download The Palestine Nakba PDF Format Full Free by Nur Masalha and published by Zed Books Ltd.. This book was released on 2012-08-09 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 2012 marks the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba - the most traumatic catastrophe that ever befell Palestinians. This book explores new ways of remembering and commemorating the Nakba. In the context of Palestinian oral history, it explores 'social history from below', subaltern narratives of memory and the formation of collective identity. Masalha argues that to write more truthfully about the Nakba is not just to practise a professional historiography but an ethical imperative. The struggles of ordinary refugees to recover and publicly assert the truth about the Nakba is a vital way of protecting their rights and keeping the hope for peace with justice alive. This book is essential for understanding the place of the Palestine Nakba at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the vital role of memory in narratives of truth and reconciliation.


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The Zionist Bible

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 131754465X
Pages : 288 pages
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Download The Zionist Bible PDF Format Full Free by Nur Masalha and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-10-20 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout the history of European imperialism the grand narratives of the Bible have been used to justify settler-colonialism. "The Zionist Bible" explores the ways in which modern political Zionism and Israeli militarism have used the Bible - notably the Book of Joshua and its description of the entry of the Israelites into the Promised Land - as an agent of oppression and to support settler-colonialism in Palestine. The rise of messianic Zionism in the late 1960s saw the beginnings of a Jewish theology of zealotocracy, based on the militant land traditions of the Bible and justifying the destruction of the previous inhabitants. "The Zionist Bible" examines how the birth and growth of the State of Israel has been shaped by this Zionist reading of the Bible, how it has refashioned Israeli-Jewish collective memory, erased and renamed Palestinian topography, and how critical responses to this reading have challenged both Jewish and Palestinian nationalism.


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Facts and Fables (RLE Israel and Palestine)

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317447743
Pages : 216 pages
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Download Facts and Fables (RLE Israel and Palestine) PDF Format Full Free by Clifford A. Wright and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-05-22 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Arab-Israeli conflict is one of the greatest threats to world peace today. Yet for all the importance and passion of this conflict very little is actually known about the story behind the headlines. Behind each confrontation and each act of terrorism is a long and deep story. This primer on the Arab-Israeli conflict, first published in 1989, examines the real stories behind the conflict and separates fact from fable. By carefully documenting, each claim and counter-claim, many widely-held beliefs are unmasked as myths.


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The Shifts in Hizbullah's Ideology

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Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9053569103
Pages : 381 pages
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Download The Shifts in Hizbullah's Ideology PDF Format Full Free by Joseph Elie Alagha and published by Amsterdam University Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 381 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Analyses of the political and ideological transformation of Hizbullah.


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'Essenced to Language'

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 13 : 9783039107285
Pages : 292 pages
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Download 'Essenced to Language' PDF Format Full Free by Nayef Al-Joulan and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2007 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rosenberg was more than just a war poet. A general failure to take this into consideration has contributed to the belated recognition of the distinctions of his work. A working-class London Jew, he schooled himself, long before the Great War, to respond to issues of class, culture, art and poetry; a combination of dependency and self-sufficiency which sustains his mature work, and which gave him a sense of himself as an Anglo-Jewish poet. To illuminate Rosenberg, Nayef Al-Joulan considers the conditions of the Jewish community in the East End of London at the turn of the century and examines the writer's attitudes to the Zionism in vogue. He also investigates striking echoes of Freudian psychology in Rosenberg's work. Tracing Rosenberg's working-class literary heritage, Al-Joulan underlines a modern Jewish insight that has parallels with Marx and Freud and therefore uncovers the role class and race played in the critical marginalising of Rosenberg. The book concludes by examining Rosenberg's cognitive ekphrasis, his idea of language as a vehicle for mental essence, a perception rooted into the painter's mind.