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Author Azaryahu, Maoz.

Title Tel Aviv : mythography of a city / Maoz Azaryahu.

Published Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  956.948 AZAR    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xi, 314 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Space, place, and society.
Space, place, and society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-304) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Myth and the city -- Pt. 1. The first Hebrew city -- 3. The first Hebrew city -- 4. "A Hebrew city in all its aspects" -- 5. "Only memories" -- 6. Dizengoff street : "stately showcase" -- Pt. 2. Nonstop city -- 7. Nonstop city -- 8. Sheinkin street : "the Israeli SoHo or local village" -- Pt. 3. The white city -- 9. The white city of Tel Aviv : "and now the whole world knows why!" -- 10. The beach : "the most wonderful attraction of Tel Aviv" -- 11. The tale of cities : "eternal contrasts" -- 12. Rabin square : "a vital urban center" -- Pt. 4. The real Tel Aviv -- 13. "The real Tel Aviv"
Summary "Combining historical research and cultural analysis, Maoz Azaryahu explores the different myths that have been part of the vernacular and perception of Tel-Aviv. He relates Tel Aviv's mythology to its physicality through buildings, streets, personal experiences, and municipal policies. With critical insight, he evaluates specific myths and their propagation in the spheres of both official and popular culture."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Tel Aviv (Israel) -- History.
Tel Aviv (Israel) -- Description and travel.
ISBN 0815631294 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780815631293 (hardcover : alk. paper)