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A Queer Way Out
The Politics of Queer Emigration from Israel
A Queer Way Out
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Hila Amit - Author
Price: $85.00 
Hardcover - 252 pages
Release Date: June 2018
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-7011-5

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Argues that queer Israeli emigrants engage in a deliberately unheroic form of resistance to Zionism.

The very language of Zionism prizes the concept of immigration to Israel (aliyah, literally ascending) while stigmatizing emigration from Israel (yerida, descending). In A Queer Way Out, Hila Amit explores the as-yet-untold story of queer Israeli emigrants. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Berlin, London, and New York, she examines motivations for departure and feelings of unbelonging to the Israeli national collective. Amit shows that sexual orientation and left-wing political affiliation play significant roles in decisions to leave. Queer Israeli emigrants question national and heterosexual norms such as army service, monogamy, and reproduction. Amit argues that emigration itself is not only a political act, but one that pioneers a deliberately unheroic form of resistance to Zionist ideology. This fascinating study enriches our understandings of migration, political activism, and queer forms of living in Israel and beyond.

Hila Amit received her PhD in gender studies from SOAS University of London.


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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. Israel, Zionism, and Emigration Anxiety

2. Points of Departure: The Standard Emigration Story and Queer Israeli Emigrants

3. The Israeli Collective and Emigration: Left-Wing Queers and Unbelonging

4. The New Hebrew Diaspora: Queer Israeli Emigrants in Cyber Space

5. Queer Interruptions: The Temporal Regime of Israel and Queer Israeli Emigrants

6. The Queer Act of Emigration: Avoidance and Unheroic Political Activism

7. A Queer Way Out: Israeli Emigration and Unheroic Resistance to Zionism

Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index


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4-7011-5/4-7010-8(RC/EM/AV)




 
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