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British Jewry, Zionism, and the Jewish State, 1936-1956$
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Stephan E. C. Wendehorst

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199265305

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265305.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

On Questions, Methodological Approaches, and Sources

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(p.xvi) (p.1) Introduction
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British Jewry, Zionism, and the Jewish State, 1936-1956
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Stephan E. C. Wendehorst

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265305.003.0001

The introductory chapter presents the main argument of the book, that the ascendancy of Zionism in British Jewry during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s is best understood as a particularly complex, but not untypical variant of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century trend to reimagine communities in a national key. It gives an account of the extant scholarship on British Zionism and adapts theories of nationalism so as to provide a suitable framework of analysis for diaspora Zionism. While modernist theories of nationalism promise an integrated interpretation of what has hitherto been explained within separate compartments, their use/application also presents a methodological challenge, since Zionism though generally considered a form of nationalism is rarely thoroughly investigated within the context of theories of nationalism.

Keywords:   theory of nationalism, modernism, ethnosymbolism, primordialism, diaspora, territoriality, sovereignty, nation-state

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