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The Legend of Safed

Life and Fantasy in the City of Kabbalah

Eli Yassif
Translated by Haim Watzman

Jewish life through the legends created and narrated in Safed in the sixteenth century.

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Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814341100
$84.99
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Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346846
$32.99
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Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814341117

Concrete Boxes

Mizrahi Women on Israel's Periphery

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

Evocative feminist ethnography focused on the rarely documented lives of Mizrahi women in a marginalized Israeli community.

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Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814344422
$64.99
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Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340592
$36.99
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Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340608

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
$44.99
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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.

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Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338735
$54.99
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Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338742

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.

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Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780814334768
$56.99
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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.

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Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338810
$49.99
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Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338582
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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
$32.99

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
$56.99
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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
$56.99

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.

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Published: March 2009
ISBN: 9780814327500
$56.99
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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
$49.99
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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.

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Published: May 2007
ISBN: 9780814331699
$52.99
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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."

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Published: November 2006
ISBN: 9780814331767
$32.99
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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
$28.99

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
$30.95

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.

Paperback
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814327753
$29.99
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Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814327746
$51.95
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Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814337509

Staging and Stagers in Modern Jewish Palestine

The Creation of Festive Lore in a New Culture, 1882-1948

By Yaacov Shavit and Shoshana Sitton
Translated by Chaya Naor

By analyzing key aspects of Hebrew culture, this book adds new dimension to the anthropological, sociological, and historical studies dealing with folklore, rituals, and festivals.

Hardback
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814328453
$49.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814341889

Next Year I Will Know More

Literacy and Identity among Young Orthodox Women in Israel

By Tamar El-Or
Translated by Haim Watzman

An investigation into the education of women in the religious Zionist community and its influence on Orthodox Judaism.

Hardback
Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814327722
$44.99
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Published: May 2002
ISBN: 9780814337783

Music in the World of Islam

A Socio-Cultural Study

Amnon Shiloah

Provides basic musicological information about a vast variety of Middle Eastern musical genres within an ethnomusical context.

Paperback
Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9780814329702
$24.99

The Concept of Self

A Study of Black Identity and Self-Esteem

Richard L. Allen

The Concept of Self examines the historical basis for the widely misunderstood ideas of how African Americans think of themselves individually, and how they relate to being part of a group that has been subjected to challenges of their very humanity.

Hardback
Published: April 2001
ISBN: 9780814328989
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2001
ISBN: 9780814338315

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