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The Disenchantment of the Orient

Un libro in lingua di Gil Eyal edito da Stanford Univ Pr, 2008

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In this historical study, Gil Eyal argues that before the formation of Israel, Jewish experts participated in constructing the Orient as both a metaphor for the rejuvenation of the Jewish nation, and an enchanted space populated by hybrid figures that mixed Jewish and Arab elements. But following the creation of the state, these experts took up a new role: creating boundaries (both external and internal) between Jews and Arabs, purifying the hybrids that inevitably exist on the margins of boundaries. The enchanted space of the Orient was destroyed, and its place was taken by expert discourses that reinforce the cultural separation between Jews and Arabs.

Informazioni bibliografiche

  • Titolo del Libro in lingua: The Disenchantment of the Orient
  • Sottotitolo: Expertise in Arab Affairs and the Israeli State
  • Lingua: English
  • AutoreGil Eyal
  • Editore: Stanford Univ Pr
  • Collana: Stanford Univ Pr (Paperback)
  • Data di Pubblicazione: 16 Luglio '08
  • Genere: HISTORY
  • Pagine: 320
  • Peso gr: 453
  • Dimensioni mm: 222 x 152 x 19
  • ISBN-10: 0804761019
  • EAN-13: 9780804761017