The Wandering Who?

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  • Copyright: 2011-09-16
  • Publisher: Zero Books
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Jewish identity is tied up with some of today's most difficult and contentious issues. The purpose of this book is to open up many of these issues for discussion. It examines Jewish identity politics and Jewish contemporary ideology using both popular culture and scholarly texts. 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. Atzmon analyses secular Jewish political and cultural discourse, both Zionist and anti-Zionist and anti-Zionist. He looks a the Jewish political attitude towards history and time, the role of the Holocaust, anti-gentile ideologies, Jewish pressure groups, Zionist lobbying and more. The Current state of world affairs raises an urgent need for a change in our attitudes towards politics, identity politics and history. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Gilad Atzmon is an internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist and composer, a member of the Blockheads, and fronts the Orient House Ensemble. His two novels Guide to the Perplexed and My One and Only Love as well as his political and cultural essays are published widely in many languages. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 1
Identity vs. Identifyingp. 13
The Right to Elaboratep. 15
Credit Crunch or Zio Punch?p. 23
Zionism and Other Marginal Thoughtsp. 31
The Sabra, the Settler and the Diaspora Jewp. 44
Fagin vs. Einsteinp. 49
Think Tribal, Speak Universalp. 54
The Dialectic of Negationp. 58
Unconsciousness is the Discourse of the Goyimp. 67
One Hundred Years of Jewish Solitudep. 68
Jewish Unconsciousness is the Discourse of the Goyimp. 81
The Righteous Jewp. 85
Sex and Anti-Semitismp. 89
Eretz Yisrael vs. Galutp. 97
The Right to Self-Determination: A Fake Exercise in Universalismp. 103
Milton Friedman Revisitedp. 111
Swindler's Listp. 120
Historicity & Factuality vs. Fantasy & Phantasmp. 125
Trauma Queenp. 127
The Wandering Who?p. 135
From Purim to AIPACp. 147
The Book of Estherp. 157
Connecting the Dotsp. 167
Donations, Think Tanks and Media Outletsp. 167
Truth, History and Integrityp. 173
Being in Timep. 177
Epiloguep. 185
Acknowledgementsp. 190
Endnotesp. 192
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