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Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology

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Series Editor: Dan Ben-Amos, University of Pennsylvania
The Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology publishes books illuminating the diverse and culturally rich Jewish heritage. The series is named in honor of the many contributions of its founder and original editor, Raphael Patai.

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In the Company of Others

The Development of Anthropology in Israel

Orit Abuhav

An ethnographic account of the history and development of anthropology in Israel.

Hardback
Available June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338735
$54.99
eBOOK
Available June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338742

Louis Ginzberg's Legends of the Jews

Ancient Jewish Folk Literature Reconsidered

Edited by Galit Hasan-Rokem and Ithamar Gruenwald

A state-of-the-art contribution to the scholarly discussion of historical, and especially ancient, Jewish folklore.

Hardback
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814340479
$44.99
eBOOK
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814340486

Judeo-Arabic Literature in Tunisia, 1850-1950

Yosef Tobi and Tsivia Tobi

Traces the development of an ethnic literature in the vernacular language of Judeo-Arabic in Tunisia between 1850 and 1950.

Hardback
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9780814328712
$59.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9780814340462

Jadid al-Islam

The Jewish "New Muslims" of Meshhed

by Raphael Patai

This study documents the history, traditions, tales, customs, and institutions of the Jadid al-Islam—"New Muslims."

Paperback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814340752
$29.99
Hardback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814326527
$44.95

Aesthetics of Sorrow

The Wailing Culture of Yemenite Jewish Women

Tova Gamliel

Investigates the socio-cultural, psychological, and philosophical aspects of the Yemenite Jewish wailing tradition in modern Israel.

Hardback
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780814334768
$54.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780814339756

Paths to Middle-Class Mobility among Second-Generation Moroccan Immigrant Women in Israel

Beverly Mizrachi

Investigates class mobility in a group of 40­­-50-year-old second-generation Moroccan immigrant women, members of a subordinate ethnic group in Israel.

Hardback
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338810
$44.95
eBOOK
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338582
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Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance

Edited by Judith Brin Ingber

A comprehensive survey of historical and contemporary Jewish dance.

Hardback
Published: June 2011
ISBN: 9780814333303
$34.95

Mediterranean Israeli Music and the Politics of the Aesthetic

Amy Horowitz

Examines a pan-ethnic style of music created by North African and Middle Eastern Israeli musicians in the late twentieth century.

Paperback
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814334652
$29.95

Unwitting Zionists

The Jewish Community of Zakho in Iraqi Kurdistan

Haya Gavish

A study of the Iraqi Jewish community of Zakho that investigates the community’s attachment to the Land of Israel, the effects of Zionist activity, and immigration to Palestine and Israel.

Hardback
Published: November 2009
ISBN: 9780814333662
$54.95
eBOOK
Published: November 2009
ISBN: 9780814336892

Perspectives on Israeli Anthropology

Edited by Esther Hertzog, Orit Abuhav, Harvey E. Goldberg, and Emanuel Marx

Surveys past and present research on Israeli anthropology for students and researchers.

Paperback
Published: November 2009
ISBN: 9780814330500
$45.00

Settling in the Hearts

Jewish Fundamentalism in the Occupied Territories

Michael Feige

Describes and examines the attempts of Gush Emunim, a religious nationalistic social movement, to construct Israeli identity, collective memory, and sense of place.

Hardback
Published: March 2009
ISBN: 9780814327500
$54.95
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Maqam and Liturgy

Ritual, Music, and Aesthetics of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn

Mark L. Kligman

Explores the cultural connection between Syrian Jewish life and Arab culture in present-day Brooklyn, New York, through liturgical music.

Hardback
Published: January 2009
ISBN: 9780814332160
$34.95

Journey to a Nineteenth-Century Shtetl

The Memoirs of Yekhezkel Kotik

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by David Assaf

The first annotated English edition of a classic early-twentieth-century Yiddish memoir that vividly describes Jewish life in a small Eastern European town.

Paperback
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814334218
$22.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814337332
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Sister in Sorrow

Life Histories of Female Holocaust Survivors from Hungary

Ilana Rosen

A compassionate and insightful study of Hungarian women who lived through the Holocaust, with an appendix containing their complete stories.

Paperback
Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9780814331293
$27.95
eBOOK
Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9780814338889

The Heart Is a Mirror

The Sephardic Folktale

Tamar Alexander-Frizer

A groundbreaking and comprehensive study of the Sephardic folktale as it relates to group identity and narrative culture.

Hardback
Published: December 2007
ISBN: 9780814329719
$65.00
eBOOK
Published: December 2007
ISBN: 9780814340059

Ex-Soviets in Israel

From Personal Narratives to a Group Portrait

Larisa Fialkova and Maria N. Yelenevskaya

A groundbreaking study of personal stories from ex-Soviet immigrants in Israel, bringing together scholarship in anthropology, sociology, linguistics, semiotics, and social psychology.

Hardback
Published: May 2007
ISBN: 9780814331699
$49.95
eBOOK
Published: May 2007
ISBN: 9780814338391

A Narrative Community

Voices of Israeli Backpackers

Chaim Noy

An intertextual examination of the storytelling of Israeli backpackers that analyzes their unique patterns of communication to create a thorough picture of this "narrative community."

Paperback
Published: November 2006
ISBN: 9780814331767
$29.95
eBOOK
Published: November 2006
ISBN: 9780814337585
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The Stains of Culture

An Ethno-Reading of Karaite Jewish Women

Ruth Tsoffar

Portrays the experiences of Egyptian Karaites in the San Francisco Bay Area as it explores the relationship between text and everyday life, between literal reading and its translation into bodily practices—especially as related to the female body.

Paperback
Published: December 2005
ISBN: 9780814332238
$27.95

Israeli Folk Narratives

Settlement, Immigration, Ethnicity

Haya Bar-Itzhak

Provides a broad, engaging view of Israeli society through folk stories that have circulated among settlers in the kibbutz, immigrants, and ethnic groups.

Paperback
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814330470
$29.95

Mystical Bodies, Mystical Meals

Eating and Embodiment in Medieval Kabbalah

Joel Hecker

Examining the mystical practices associated with food in zoharic kabbalah and the ways they inform us about the kabbalistic experience of embodiment.

Hardback
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814331811
$47.95
eBOOK
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814340035

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