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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

Overlooking the Border

Narratives of a Divided Jerusalem

Dana Hercbergs

An ethnographic tapestry of personal and institutional narratives about Jerusalem’s social history.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814341087
Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344927
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814341094

Jewish Moroccan Folk Narratives from Israel

Haya Bar-Itzhak and Aliza Shenhar

A unique selection of folk narratives of Moroccan Jews in Israel.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344521
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344538

Twenty Israeli Composers

Voices of a Culture

Robert Fleisher

Twenty of Israel's leading art-music composers discuss the interaction of inspiration, method and cultural context in their work, revealing both international and national influence and scope.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344255
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344248

Nazism, The Jews and American Zionism, 1933-1948

Aaron Berman

A sophisticated analysis of how the Zionist understanding of the Holocaust shaped the development of American Jewish policies and political activism.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344040
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344033

For Our Soul

Ethiopian Jews in Israel

Teshome G. Wagaw

For Our Soul describes the ongoing process of adjustment and absorption that the Ethiopian Jewish immigrants experienced in Israel.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344101
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344095

Tradition and Politics

The Religious Parties of Israel

Gary S. Schiff

A comprehensive study of religious parties of Israel.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343890
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343906

Between Exile and Exodus

Argentinian Jewish Immigration to Israel, 1948–1967

Sebastian Klor
Translated by Lenn Schramm

A primary source analysis of the migration of Jews from Argentinia to Israel.

Hardback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343678
eBOOK
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343685

Warriors, Witches, Whores

Women in Israeli Cinema

Rachel S. Harris

Feminist reading of women’s representation and activism in Israeli cinema.

Paperback
Available October 2017
ISBN: 9780814339671
eBOOK
Available October 2017
ISBN: 9780814339688
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Transnational Identities

Women, Art, and Migration in Contemporary Israel

Tal Dekel

A polyphonic collection of voices of migrant women artists in Israel that reflects their individual and collective experiences of migration and in particular, the gendered aspects of uprooting and re-grounding in a steadily expanding transnational reality of the ethno-national state.

Paperback
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814342503
eBOOK
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814342510

Zionism without Zion

The Jewish Territorial Organization and Its Conflict with the Zionist Organization

Gur Alroey

Examines an alternative ideology to Zionism that attempted to build a Jewish State outside of Palestine.

Hardback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814342060
eBOOK
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814342077

Apartheid in Palestine

Hard Laws and Harder Experiences

Ghada Ageel, Editor
Richard Falk, Foreword

Palestinian, Israeli, academic, and activist voices gather to humanize ongoing debates over Israel and Palestine.

Paperback
Published: January 2016
ISBN: 9781772120820

Vladimir Jabotinsky's Story of My Life

Edited by Brian Horowitz and Leonid Katsis

Vladimir Jabotinsky’s famous autobiography, published in English for the first time.

Paperback
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814341384
eBOOK
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814341391

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

Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema

Edited by Gayatri Devi and Najat Rahman

Explores the proliferation of humor in recent cinema of the Middle East and its possible ramifications for cinematic representation, art, and politics.

Paperback
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814339374
eBOOK
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814339381

The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel

Edited by Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm

The first collection to take critical look at the international movement to boycott Israel.

Paperback
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780990331605
eBOOK
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780990331612

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
eBOOK
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9780814340462

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
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Embodying Hebrew Culture

Aesthetics, Athletics, and Dance in the Jewish Community of Mandate Palestine

Nina S. Spiegel

Details the creation of a Hebrew cultural aesthetic that was intentionally and distinctly physical.

Hardback
Published: June 2013
ISBN: 9780814336366
eBOOK
Published: June 2013
ISBN: 9780814336373

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

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