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[Commlist] New Book: Leisure and Cultural Change in Israeli Society
Tue Jun 30 07:36:05 GMT 2020
We would like to announce a new publication from Routledge, which we
hope will be of interest.
***Leisure and Cultural Change in Israeli Society ****
** Edited by Tali Hayosh, Elie Cohen-Gewerc, Gilad Padva***
Providing an inclusive, yet multi- layered perspective on leisure
cultures in dynamic hegemonic, subcultural, and countercultural
communities, this volume investigates the disciplinary and
interdisciplinary aspects of leisure studies in the age of mass
migration, nationalism, cultural wars, and conflicted societies in Israel.
Israeli society has struggled with complicated geopolitical,
intercultural, economic, and security conditions since the establishment
of the State of Israel. Consequently, the emergent leisure cultures in
Israel are vibrant, diversified, exuberant, and multifaceted,
oscillating between Western and Middle Eastern tendencies. The chapters
in this edited volume reflect dramatic influences of globalization on
Israeli traditions, on one hand, and emergent local practices that
reflect a communal quest of originality and authenticity, on the other
hand. This book opens up a critical perspective on the tension between
contested leisure cultures that are interconnected with spatial and
temporal changes and interchanges.
The book opens with a Foreword by the distinguished leisure studies
scholar Robert A. Stebbins.
The Introduction to this volume focuses on leisure, conflict, and change
in Israeli leisure cultures.
The book includes four parts:
- The first part "Freedom, autonomy, and leisure" comprises Michelle
Shir-Wise's research of leisure, consumption, and freedom, and Tali
Hayosh's research "Mass vs. autonomous consumption of serious leisure:
its unexpected byproduct."
- The second part "Nationalized and minorized leisure" comprises the
study "Shabbat is a space without work" by Elie Cohen-Gewerc, and the
research "Dark tourism as controversial leisure enterprise in Israeli TV
satire shows" by Liat Steir-Livny.
- The third part "Consuming leisure, gender, and sex" includes Gilad
Padva and Sigal Barak-Brandes' research "Naked leisure: recreational and
domesticated male bodies in an Israeli home design campaign"; the
research "Playboy as repressive leisure: feminists confronting Israeli
patriarchy" by Michal Zeevi and Esther Hertzog; and the research
"Consumption practice: uniformed yet unique? Finding individuality
within conformist consumer culture" by Tali Hayosh and Rakefet Erlich Ron.
- The fourth part "Leisure communities and communal hobbies" includes
Sima Zach and Assaf Lev's research "Long-distance running as a serious
leisure activity and its influence on relationships within the family";
the research "'It's always up to the parents': parents' initiatives in
response to the challenge of leisure time for children with
disabilities" by Hagit Klibanski, Orit Gilor, and Drora Kfir; and Shahar
Gindi and Avital Pilpel's research "The sabra, the genius, and the chess
player: a socio-historical understanding of competing narratives."
Examining leisure as a part of social, interethnic, physical, gendered,
and sexual changes, the volume is a key text for scholars and students
interested in leisure culture, Israeli society, education, cultural and
media studies, and the Middle East.
* Dr. Tali Hayosh is an accreditation advisor for undergraduate and
graduate programs, Head of "Tzvet – Best for Education" Program, in Beit
Berl College, Israel. She is a senior lecturer and her research
interests are leisure culture, consumption, and leisure education. In
2018 she authored two books about leisure (in Hebrew): Serious Leisure:
Culture and Consumption in Modern Society and After the Bell: The World
of Leisure for Children and Teenagers (the latter with Fadia Nasser-Abu
Elhija), and also was a guest editor (with Meir Teichman) of special
Issue of Mifgash on leisure culture of children and youth in Israel (in
* Dr. Elie Cohen-Gewerc is a senior lecturer and researcher in Beit Berl
College, Israel. He was a member of the board of directors of the Israel
Broadcasting Authority. The main issues he investigates are freedom and
the human challenge of being free. He has written various articles and
four books, including Serious Leisure and Individuality (2013), with
* Dr. Gilad Padva is a film, popular culture, men’s studies and queer
theory scholar. He is the author of Queer Nostalgia in Cinema and Pop
Culture (2014) and Straight Skin, Gay Masks and Pretending to Be Gay on
Screen (2020) and co-editor of Sensational Pleasures in Cinema,
Literature and Visual Culture: The Phallic Eye (2014) and Intimate
Relationships in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture (2017). He also
publishes extensively in international academic journals, international
collections and international encyclopedias. He currently teaches men’s
studies and popular culture at the Program for Women and Gender Studies
with the NCJW at Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
*Routledge**| June 2020 | 214pp | ISBN 9780367818937 | HB | £120.00**
ISBN 9781003010661 | EB | £33.29**
*Price subject to change.
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