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Consumption and market society in Israel

Author: Yoram S Carmeli; Kalman Applbaum
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : Berg, 2004.
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Over the past two decades, Israel has been remaking itself in line with the commercial models of Western market societies. Nowhere is this trend more evident than in private consumption patterns. Most Israelis crave parity with Western lifestyles - p rivate automobiles, mobile phones, spacious housing fashionably furnished, accessibility to shopping malls and leisure travel abroad. Alongside these new aspirations,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Consumption and market society in Israel.
Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : Berg, 2004
(DLC) 2003022157
(OCoLC)53183322
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yoram S Carmeli; Kalman Applbaum
ISBN: 1417597909 9781417597901 1845205375 9781845205379 1280339314 9781280339318
OCLC Number: 60563415
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 208 p.)
Contents: Introduction / Yoram S. Carmeli and Kalman Applbaum --
Of thorns and flowers: consuming identities in the Negev / Fran Markowitz and Natan Uriely --
Consumption and the making of neighborliness: a Tel-Aviv case study / Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli --
Tourism and change in a Galilee Kibbutz: an ethnography / Ronit Grossman --
The ultraorthodox Flaneur: toward the pleasure principle. Consuming time and space in the contemporary Haredi population of Jerusalem / Tamar El-Or and Eran Neria --
Food for thought: the dining table and identity construction among Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union in Israel / Julia Bernstein and Yoram S. Carmeli --
"Doing market" across national and gender divides: consumption patterns of Israeli Palestinians / Amalia Sa'ar --
Consumption under construction: power and production of homes in Galilee / Tania Forte --
Consuming the Holy Spirit in the Holy Land: evangelical churches, labor migrants and the Jewish State / Rebeca Raijman and Adriana Kemp --
Afterword / David Miller.
Responsibility: edited by Yoram S. Carmeli and Kalman Applbaum.

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Over the past two decades, Israel has been remaking itself in line with the commercial models of Western market societies. Nowhere is this trend more evident than in private consumption patterns. Most Israelis crave parity with Western lifestyles - p rivate automobiles, mobile phones, spacious housing fashionably furnished, accessibility to shopping malls and leisure travel abroad. Alongside these new aspirations, internationally branded commodities and franchises such as McDonald's, Office Depot, Benetton, IKEA and Toys 'R' Us increasingly feature in the Israeli landscape, and advertising ha.
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