From overt rejection to enthusiastic embracement: changing state discourses on Israeli emigration

  title={From overt rejection to enthusiastic embracement: changing state discourses on Israeli emigration},
  author={N. Cohen},
  • N. Cohen
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • GeoJournal
  • This paper deploys a critical discourse analysis methodology to examine the emergence of three (sometimes overlapping) discourses on emigration in Israel. It examines the linkages between the various discursive phases and processes of (trans-) national identity formation among emigrants. It argues that emigration discourses have often been strong predictors of subsequent changes in state policies—and other programmatic initiatives—aimed at Israeli citizens abroad. By juxtaposing the discursive… CONTINUE READING
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