The Wandering Who by Gilad Atzmon
A Study of Jewish Identity Politics

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An investigation of Jewish identity politics and Jewish contemporary ideology using both popular culture and scholarly texts. Jewish identity is tied up with some of the most difficult and contentious issues of today. The purpose in this book is to open many of these issues up for discussion. Since Israel defines itself openly as the ‘Jewish State’, we should ask what the notions of ’Judaism’, ‘Jewishness’, ‘Jewish culture’ and ‘Jewish ideology’ stand for. Gilad examines the tribal aspects embedded in Jewish secular discourse, both Zionist and anti Zionist; the ‘holocaust religion’; the meaning of ‘history’ and ‘time’ within the Jewish political discourse; the anti-Gentile ideologies entangled within different forms of secular Jewish political discourse and even within the Jewish left. He questions what it is that leads Diaspora Jews to identify themselves with Israel and affiliate with its politics. The devastating state of our world affairs raises an immediate demand for a conceptual shift in our intellectual and philosophical attitude towards politics, identity politics and history.

 

About Gilad Atzmon

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Gilad Atzmon was born and grew up in Israel. An outspoken anti-Zionist, he now lives in London.
 
Published September 30, 2011 by John Hunt Publishing. 216 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Zimbio

In other words, criticism of Jewish nationalism, Jewish lobbying and Jewish power can only be realised as a legitimate critique of ideology, politics and practice.

Sep 09 2011 | Read Full Review of The Wandering Who: A Study of...

Dissident Voice

… I’m not very religious… but I am spiritual… and I’m very interested in people’s beliefs… but, I’m more interested in the way people behave.

Feb 20 2012 | Read Full Review of The Wandering Who: A Study of...

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