Search Our Online Inventory

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Online Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Would you like an Online Gift Card to Earthlight Books?

 

Familiar Links
 Last Word Books

Walla Walla:
Welcome Table Farm

 
 
 
Tours That Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage, and Israeli Birthright Tourism, Kelner, Shaul

Author Name    Kelner, Shaul

Title   Tours That Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage, and Israeli Birthright Tourism

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    NYU Press

ISBN Number    0814748163 / 9780814748169

Seller ID   SKU1034545

0814748163 1st/1st, First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

More Description

Since 1999 hundreds of thousands of young American Jews have visited Israel on an all-expense-paid 10-day pilgrimage-tour known as Birthright Israel. The most elaborate of the state-supported homeland tours that are cropping up all over the world, this tour seeks to foster in the American Jewish diaspora a lifelong sense of attachment to Israel based on ethnic and political solidarity. Over a half-billion dollars (and counting) has been spent cultivating this attachment, and despite 9/11 and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict the tours are still going strong.

Based on over seven years of first-hand observation in modern day Israel, Shaul Kelner provides an on-the-ground look at this hotly debated and widely emulated use of tourism to forge transnational ties. We ride the bus, attend speeches with the Prime Minister, hang out in the hotel bar, and get a fresh feel for young American Jewish identity and contemporary Israel. We see how tourism's dynamism coupled with the vibrant human agency of the individual tourists inevitably complicate tour leaders' efforts to rein tourism in and bring it under control. By looking at the broader meaning of tourism, Kelner brings to light the contradictions inherent in the tours and the ways that people understandtheir relationship to place both materially and symbolically. Rich in detail, engagingly written, and sensitive to the complexities of modern travel and modern diaspora Jewishness, Tours that Bind offers a new way of thinking about tourism as a way through which people develop understandings of place, society, and self.

Price = 16.00 USD


Browse some related titles while you're here:
Army Regulars on the Western Frontier, Ball, Durwood
Army Regulars on the Western Frontier
Ball, Durwood
13.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, Cheney, Dick
In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir
Cheney, Dick
3.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

When the Women Come Out to Dance: Stories, Leonard, Elmore
When the Women Come Out to Dance: Stories
Leonard, Elmore
19.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour: Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and Its Violent Climax
Joseph Persico
5.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

To Conquer the Air : The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight
Tobin, James
9.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Clyde Singer's America, Albacete, Mark
Clyde Singer's America
Albacete, Mark
25.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Miernik Dossier, McCarry, Charles
The Miernik Dossier
McCarry, Charles
22.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Glitz, Leonard, Elmore
Glitz
Leonard, Elmore
19.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Snapper, Kimberling, Brian
Snapper
Kimberling, Brian
19.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, Gates, Robert M
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
Gates, Robert M
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Wrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton: The Chronicle of One of the Strangest Stories Ever to Be Rumoured about Around New York, Donleavy, James Patrick
Wrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton: The Chronicle of One of the Strangest Stories Ever to Be Rumoured about Around New York
Donleavy, James Patrick
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Beijing Jeep: The Short, Unhappy Romance of American Business in China
Mann, Jim
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to earthlightbooks@gmail.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie