Recovered Roots Collective Memory and the Making of Israeli National Tradition Because new nations need new pasts they create new ways of commemorating and recasting select historic events In Recovered Roots Yael Zerubavel illuminates this dynamic process by examining the cons

  • Title: Recovered Roots: Collective Memory and the Making of Israeli National Tradition
  • Author: Yael Zerubavel
  • ISBN: 9780226981581
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback
  • Because new nations need new pasts, they create new ways of commemorating and recasting select historic events In Recovered Roots, Yael Zerubavel illuminates this dynamic process by examining the construction of Israeli national tradition.In the years leading to the birth of Israel, Zerubavel shows, Zionist settlers in Palestine consciously sought to rewrite Jewish historBecause new nations need new pasts, they create new ways of commemorating and recasting select historic events In Recovered Roots, Yael Zerubavel illuminates this dynamic process by examining the construction of Israeli national tradition.In the years leading to the birth of Israel, Zerubavel shows, Zionist settlers in Palestine consciously sought to rewrite Jewish history by reshaping Jewish memory Zerubavel focuses on the nationalist reinterpretation of the defense of Masada against the Romans in 73 C.E and the Bar Kokhba revolt of 133 135 and on the transformation of the 1920 defense of a new Jewish settlement in Tel Hai into a national myth Zerubavel demonstrates how, in each case, Israeli memory transforms events that ended in death and defeat into heroic myths and symbols of national revival.Drawing on a broad range of official and popular sources and original interviews, Zerubavel shows that the construction of a new national tradition is not necessarily the product of government policy but a creative collaboration between politicans, writers, and educators Her discussion of the politics of commemoration demonstrates how rival groups can turn the past into an arena of conflict as they posit competing interpretations of history and opposing moral claims on the use of the past Zerubavel analyzes the emergence of counter memories within the reality of Israel s frequent wars, the ensuing debates about the future of the occupied territories, and the embattled relations with Palestinians.A fascinating examination of the interplay between history and memory, this book will appeal to historians, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and folklorists, as well as to scholars of cultural studies, literature, and communication.

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    1. A study of the structure of the Israeli national narrative, how it was constructed and why. Zerubavel mainly deals with three main events that form focal points of the national tradition and help give Israel its reason for being, and its connection to a tradition 3,000 years in the past. These events are, respectively: The fall of Masada, the Bar Kohkba revolt, and the retreat from Tel Hai. She explores why the Zionist movement chose these events and chose to relate these events to their childre [...]


    2. While I am reluctant to criticize Zerubavel for her focus – after all, the point is to review the book she had written, rather than the book I wish she would have written – I am struck by a great void in her work, the missing Arabs. In her explanation of Tel Hai, she gives no sense of who the attackers were, whom they represented, what their goals were and why they were fighting. More distressingly, while she does mention that the Zionist master narrative ignores Palestinians and conceives o [...]




    3. Interesting, and somewhat frightening in its implications and subject matter, but not very interesting in its writing.


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