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The Jewish diaspora and Israel: belonging at distance?

 

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Type:   Article
 
Titre:   The Jewish diaspora and Israel: belonging at distance?
 
Auteur(s):   Dieckhoff, Alain - Centre de recherches internationales (Auteur)
 
In:   Nations and Nationalism
 
Date de publication:   2017-04
 
Éditeur:   ROYAUME-UNI  :  Cambridge University Press
 
Volume:   23
 
Numéro:   2
 
Pages:   271-288  p.
 
ISSN:   13545078
 
DOI:   10.1111/nana.12295
 
Mots-clés:   [fr] Israel, Jewish diaspora, nationalism
 
Résumé:   [en] The involvement of diasporas in the advent of modern nationalism is not a new phenomenon: already in the 19th century some diasporas wanted to ‘normalise’ their national existence by building a state of their own. However, with the growing globalisation trend in the 199'0s , especially in the areas of transportation and communication, Benedict Anderson put forward the idea of long-distance nationalism (LDN), as a new way of linking diasporas and the national project and thus creating a more intense sense of belonging. LDN has been characterised by him as having two main features: its unaccountability which allows for intense political radicalism, and its instrumental function for strengthening ethnic identity in the diaspora and thus a sense of belonging. I will test those hypotheses in the case of the archetypal Jewish diaspora.
 
 

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