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Tours That Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage, and Israeli Birthright Tourism

Tours That Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage, and Israeli Birthright Tourism

Tours That Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage, and Israeli Birthright Tourism

By Shaul Kelner
NYU Press
304 pages
$35

“Drawing mainly on his own participant-observation experiences, Kelner situates the program in a context of political tourism, giving us new tools with which to understand the visceral, emotional and cognitive impacts on the participants. This provides a sophisticated lens through which to analyze what the Birthright program, and others like it, does, how it accomplishes its goals, what those goals are and why the mechanisms used may also limit its impact.”

–Harriet Hartman, from The Foreward

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