Contemporary Israeli Television Challenges National Traumas

Liat Steir-Livny 2020

Contemporary Israeli Television Challenges National Traumas

Nationalism and Popular Culture (ed. Tim Nieguth)

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In this article we discuss two successful TV shows that have challenged the banal reproduction of nationalism on these days. Arab Labor (Channel 2, Keshet, 2007, 2010, 2012) is a satirical sitcom written by an Israeli Arab writer, Sayed Kashua, which focuses on the split identity of Arab citizens of Israel. Zaguri Empire (Hot Cable TV, 2014, 2015) is a comic drama written by Maor Zaguri, a third generation Mizrahi Jew, that tells the story of a family of Moroccan descent living far from the bustling hubs of Israel. This article examines how the creators of these series work from within mainstream popular culture to criticize the Israeli consensus by confronting sacred Israeli myths and revealing the banality of the reproduction of nationality.

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Israeli TV
National Trumas
Holocaust
1948 War

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Liat Steir-Livny & Adia Mendelson-Maoz, "Contemporary Israeli Television Challenges National Traumas", In: Tim Nieguth (ed), Nationalism and Popular Culture, London and New York: Routledge, 2020, 61-78.

Contemporary Israeli Television Challenges National Traumas

Liat Steir-Livny 2020

Contemporary Israeli Television Challenges National Traumas

Nationalism and Popular Culture (ed. Tim Nieguth)

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Liat Steir-Livny & Adia Mendelson-Maoz, "Contemporary Israeli Television Challenges National Traumas", In: Tim Nieguth (ed), Nationalism and Popular Culture, London and New York: Routledge, 2020, pp. 61-78.