Mini Israel: The Israeli Place between the Global and the Miniature

Michael Feige

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A soldier stands in front of a miniature model of the Israeli Officer School in Mini Israel, where lile toy cadets are marching in an endless loop. He jumps to aention and salutes them. His action can be interpreted in two opposite ways. He may be displaying his deep, heartfelt respect and admiration, replacing the toy soldiers for “real” ones; he may also be jesting, thereby subtly criticizing militarism, the practice of saluting, or maybe the model’s presumptuousness to truthfully represent social reality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJewish Topographies
Subtitle of host publicationVisions of Space, Traditions of Place
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781317111016
ISBN (Print)9781315590448
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)


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