" Une nation start.up ": La creativite israelienne, ressource geo.politique

Translated title of the contribution: A "start.Up Nation": On Performance and Creativity in Israel

Yoël Tawil

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This article examines various creativity.related discourses and events associated with Israelfs self.perception as a global center of hi.tech and entrepreneurship, and argues that creative events explicitly and implicitly perform an acknowledgement of discourses relating both to the nation.statefs weakness and its seemingly unnatural puissance. For visitors and participants alike, the performance of creative peak experiences and their interpretations, attribute symbolic credibility to the reading of Israelfs ongoing state.building as a miraculous overcoming of geopolitical natural law, and as such, inspire a heightened sense of national safeness.

Translated title of the contributionA "start.Up Nation": On Performance and Creativity in Israel
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)223-233
Number of pages11
JournalEthnologie Francaise
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Creativity
  • Exceptionalism
  • Innovation
  • Israel
  • Jewish-Israeli culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology


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