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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
$49.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338582

Narratives of Dissent

War in Contemporary Israeli Arts and Culture

Edited by Rachel S. Harris and Ranen Omer-Sherman

Explores cultural responses to war in Israeli society since 1978.

Paperback
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338032
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338049

Soldiers, Rebels, and Drifters

Gay Representation in Israeli Cinema

Nir Cohen

A cultural history of gay filmmaking in Israel that explores its role in the rise of gay consciousness over the past three decades.

Paperback
Published: October 2011
ISBN: 9780814334782
$28.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2011
ISBN: 9780814337097
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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

Our Exodus

Leon Uris and the Americanization of Israel’s Founding Story

M. M. Silver

Examines the phenomenon of Exodus and its influence on post–World War II understandings of Israel’s beginnings.

Hardback
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814334430
$34.99
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Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814336397
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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

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

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
eBOOK
Published: November 2009
ISBN: 9780814336892

Finding Home and Homeland

Jewish Youth and Zionism in the Aftermath of the Holocaust

Avinoam J. Patt

An inspiring examination of young survivors of the Holocaust and their role in the creation of the state of Israel.

Hardback
Published: March 2009
ISBN: 9780814334263
$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.

Hardback
Published: March 2009
ISBN: 9780814327500
$56.99

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
$52.99
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
$32.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2006
ISBN: 9780814337585

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
$32.99

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
Hardback
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814327746
$51.95
eBOOK
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814337509

And Rachel Stole the Idols

The Emergence of Modern Hebrew Women’s Writing

Wendy I. Zierler

A feminist study of the beginnings of modern Hebrew women’s writing.

Hardback
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814331477
$52.99

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

The Modern Hebrew Poem Itself

A New and Updated Edition

Edited by Stanley Burnshaw, T. Carmi, Susan Glassman, Ariel Hirschfeld, and Ezra Spicehandler

A collection of modern Hebrew poetry that presents the poems in the original Hebrew, with an English phonetic transcription.

Paperback
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814324851
$33.99

Our Lives Are But Stories

Narratives of Tunisian-Israeli Women

Esther Schely-Newman

A rich analysis of how four Tunisian-Israeli women tell the stories of their lives, and a look at the implications for our own understanding of stories and the behavior of communication.

Hardback
Published: August 2002
ISBN: 9780814328767
$38.99

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

Arab Folktales from Palestine and Israel

Introduction, Translation, and Annotation by Raphael Patai

Arab Folktales from Palestine and Israel is a collection of twenty-eight tales with insight into the Arab culture by Raphael Patai.

Paperback
Published: May 1998
ISBN: 9780814327104
$32.99

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