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The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew

The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew
Author: Oz Almog
ISBN 13: 9780520216426
ISBN 10: 520216423
Edition: First Edition, First Prin
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2000-10-02
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
List Price: $57.95

"Fascinating in both its materials and its conclusions. [Almog's] arguments are forceful, yet very well grounded in empirical and theoretical works. The integrative and analytic power of this scholarly yet highly interesting work is extremely rich and sophisticated; its theoretical understanding and linkage to other works of sociology are truly remarkable." —Amia Lieblich, author of Conversations with Dvora: An Experimental Biography of the First Modern Hebrew Woman Writer

"The Sabra encompasses the entire spectrum of its subject and is quite unique in its breadth and its depth.
In his pursuit of Sabra culture Almog excels in the gathering and analysis not only of published documents, literature, and Hebrew textbooks, but equally of a great variety of expressions of everyday life.
In this respect this book is an unprecedented tour de force."—Shabtai Teveth, author of Ben-Gurion's Spy: The Story of the Political Scandal That Shaped Modern Israel

"The Sabra is singularly important given the centrality of the Sabra in Israeli life both symbolically—as a guiding myth or 'key scenario' for young Israelis—and in terms of the leadership positions that the first Sabras occupied until recently in the political and military affairs of Israel."—Yoram Bilu, author of Grasping Land: Space and Place in Contemporary Israeli Discourse and Experience

Times Literary Supplement

A buccaneering voyage of revisionist exploration. As a portrait of the elite cohort which dominated Israeli society in its formative years,this original and sympathetic book carries almost total conviction.