A qualitative analysis of the Israeli prime minister's "silence address" to the UN General assembly in October 2015 provides a kaleidoscope of Israeli perceptions about silence. The model that emerges from field research grounded theory includes silence as an entity in its own right, silence compared with other entities, and silence as belonging to broader contexts. Quotes from primary sources such as live commentaries covering Netanyahu's address and written materials include professional journalists' along with non-professional postings on the Internet, and their analyses are interwoven into the discussion of themes and interrelations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Sociology and Political Science
- Political Science and International Relations