Israeli Backpackers and Their Society
A View From AfareBook - 2005
In the period after their military service, Jewish Israeli youth customarily embark on a unique touristic practice: the backpacking trip. Combining sociological, anthropological, and psychological research--based on innovative fieldwork conducted with Israeli backpackers in Israel and abroad--this book depicts the complex relationship between the traveling youth and their society of origin. Via a perspective the editors term "outside-in," we learn how social and cultural tensions and tenets, identities, fantasies, and preoccupations are acted out within a symbolic, touristic space by scores of Israeli youth.
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2005
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 267 pages).
Alternative Title: Israeli backpackers : from tourism to rite of passage