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Mizrahi Women on Israel's Periphery

Pnina Motzafi-Haller
With a Foreword by Virginia R. Dominguez

An evocative feminist ethnography focused on the rarely documented lives of women at the Israeli periphery.

Printed Paper Cased
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814344422
Paperback
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340592
eBOOK
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340608

Traditions, Traps and Trends

Transfer of Knowledge in Arctic Regions

Jarich Oosten & Barbara Helen Miller, Editors

An edited collection that surveys Indigenous knowledge practices in northern Canada, Greenland, and Scandinavia.

Paperback
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9781772123722
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Crow Never Dies

Life on the Great Hunt

Larry Frolick
Paul Carlucci, Foreword

Detailed observations of Great Hunt illuminate the northern wilderness, its people, and their complex relationship.

Paperback
Published: September 2016
ISBN: 9781772120851

Idioms of Sámi Health and Healing

Barbara Helen Miller, Editor
Earle H. Waugh, Series Editor
David Anderson, Foreword

Ten experts document the strength of local communities’ using traditional resources for health and prevention.

Paperback
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9781772120882

The Meaning of Citizenship

Edited by Richard Marback and Marc W. Kruman

An interdisciplinary exploration of four key issues in the theory and practice of citizenship.

Paperback
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814341308
eBOOK
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814341315

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
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338735
eBOOK
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338742

All under Heaven

The Chinese World in Maps, Pictures, and Texts from the Collection of Floyd Sully

Walter Davis

Diverse collection of maps, paintings, and illustrated texts—spanning five centuries—beautifully represents China’s transformation.

Paperback
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9781551953199
Hardback
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9781551953205

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
Hardback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814326527
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814341858

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
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
eBOOK
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338582

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

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
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

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
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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
eBOOK
Published: January 2009
ISBN: 9780814341865

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
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
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

Manipulating the Sacred

Yorùbá Art, Ritual, and Resistance in Brazilian Candomblé

Mikelle S. Omari-Tunkara

The first art historical study of Yoruba-descended African Brazilian religious art based on an author's long-term participation in and observation of private and public rituals.

Paperback
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814328521

Dialogic Moments

From Soul Talks to Talk Radio in Israeli Culture

Tamar Katriel

An original ethnographic study about communication and culture in Palestine and Israel during the Twentieth Century, examining three modes of communication—soul talks, straight talk, and talk radio.

Hardback
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814327746
eBOOK
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814337509

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