In Search of a Successor to the Pioneer, Tsabar and Settler
Routledge – 2002 – 256 pages
This thoroughly researched book reveals the true identity of the modern Israeli. Israelis are unique in having changed their identity three times in only one hundred years. Written in a user-friendly style, the book will appeal to scholars and students of the Middle East.
'In a thoroughly researched and well-argued book Weissbrod takes the reader through major stages in the development of Israeli society and the identity formation of its people. Though the book is professionally sound, it is written in a user-friendly style, thus making it interesting reading not only for expert sociologists and Middle-Eastern scholars … undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the educated lay reader, [who] will be able to appreciate Dr Weissbrod's analysis.' - Yael Enoch, Head of Sociology Seciton, Open University, Ramat Aviv
1.The Pioneer - an ambivalent identity 2. The Tsabar - a self-defensive identity 3. The erosion of the Tsabar identity 4. The Settler - a quasi-religious identity 5. Blurry boundaries 6. Fracture 7. Concluding remarks