Israeli backpackers: From tourism to rite of passage

Chaim Noy, Erik Cohen

Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review

43 Scopus citations


Examines the backpacking trip usually taken by Israeli youth following military service. In the period after their military service, Jewish Israeli youth customarily embark on a unique touristic practice: the backpacking trip. Combining sociological, anthropological, and psychological research-based on innovative fieldwork conducted with Israeli backpackers in Israel and abroad-this book depicts the complex relationship between the traveling youth and their society of origin. Via a perspective the editors term "outside-in," we learn how social and cultural tensions and tenets, identities, fantasies, and preoccupations are acted out within a symbolic, touristic space by scores of Israeli youth.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherState University of New York Press
Number of pages267
ISBN (Print)0791464970, 9780791464977
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Israeli backpackers: From tourism to rite of passage'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this