Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv: Revisioning Moments (Jewish Life, History, and Culture)

By Tali Hatuka

Violent acts during the last fifteen years have profoundly altered civil rituals, cultural identification, and the which means of position in Tel Aviv. 3 occasions specifically have make clear the worldwide rule of city house within the fight for territory, assets, and tool: the assassination of major Minister Rabin in 1995 within the urban council sq.; the suicidal bombing on the Dolphinarium Discothèque alongside the coastline in 2001; and bombings within the Neve Shaanan local in 2003.

Tali Hatuka makes use of an interdisciplinary framework of city idea and sociopolitical thought to make clear the discourse concerning violent occasions to incorporate an research of the actual area the place those occasions occur. She exposes the complicated relationships between neighborhood teams, the country, and town, not easy the nationwide discourse by means of supplying a clean interpretation of contesting forces and their influence at the city environment.

Perhaps the main necessary contribution of this e-book is its serious evaluate of the present Israeli truth, that is plagued by violent occasions that continuously regulate the standard lifetime of its voters. even supposing those occasions were greatly publicized by way of the media, there's scant literature concentrating on their influence at the city areas the place humans stay and meet. furthermore, Hatuka indicates how sociopolitical occasions turn into the most important defining moments in modern lived adventure, permitting us to ascertain common questions on the way in which democracy, ideology, and reminiscence are manifested within the city.

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