America in JeruSALEm: Globalization, National Identity and Israeli Advertising

Anat First, Eli Avraham

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In America in JeruSALEm, the authors examine the effects of globalization and Americanization on the national identity of small nations. Using Israel as a case study, First and Avraham analyzed the changes in Israeli advertising over the past two decades. They found that since the '90s, Israeli advertisers began using American symbols, values, sights, and heroes to promote diverse products without any consideration of the place they were actually made. The perspective offered in this book—a consideration of advertising as a locus of the tension between national identity and globalization/Americanization—is an innovative one, generating a model that can be used to analyze national identity through advertising in the age of globalization/Americanization. Although many books have focused on numerous aspects of Israeli society, America in JeruSALEm offers a new and accessible perspective on the changes in Israeli identity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLanham
PublisherLexington Books
Number of pages156
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7391-3327-9
ISBN (Print)978-0-7391-3325-5
StatePublished - Oct 2009

Bibliographical note

Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Popular culture and globalization -- Israel
  • תרבות פופולרית וגלובליזציה -- ישראל
  • Americanization
  • אמריקניזציה
  • Advertising -- Social aspects -- Israel
  • פרסומת -- היבטים חברתיים -- ישראל
  • National characteristics, Israeli
  • מאפיינים לאומיים ישראליים
  • شخصيات قومية، يهودية
  • Israel -- Civilization -- American influences
  • ישראל -- ציביליזציה -- השפעות אמריקניות


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