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Tours That BindDiaspora, Pilgrimage, and Israeli Birthright Tourism$
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Shaul Kelner

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814748169

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814748169.001.0001

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Building Diaspora

Building Diaspora

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(p.191) 8 Building Diaspora
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Tours That Bind
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Shaul Kelner

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814748169.003.0008

This chapter reflects on tourism's particular characteristics as a medium and how these characteristics advance diasporic political socialization not in a generic sense but in particular ways that bear on crucial questions of nationalism, transnationalism, and the politics of state–diaspora relations. Through this, it directs specific attention to both the “diasporic” and the “political” in diasporic political socialization. Critiquing theorizations of diaspora in the literatures on transnationalism, cultural studies, and Judaic studies, the chapter advances an alternative perspective that conceives of diaspora as an imagined political community in the Andersonian sense. It argues for open-ended inquiry into the myriad ways that diasporas are socially constructed through the different practices (including tourism) that are used to imagine them.

Keywords:   tourism, diaspora, political socialization, transnationalism, cultural studies, Judaic studies, political community

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