Israel and Middle East
A comprehensive survey of historical and contemporary Jewish dance.
Leon Uris and the Americanization of Israel’s Founding Story
Examines the phenomenon of Exodus and its influence on post–World War II understandings of Israel’s beginnings.
Examines a pan-ethnic style of music created by North African and Middle Eastern Israeli musicians in the late twentieth century.
The Jewish Community of Zakho in Iraqi Kurdistan
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.
Surveys past and present research on Israeli anthropology for students and researchers.
Jewish Youth and Zionism in the Aftermath of the Holocaust
An inspiring examination of young survivors of the Holocaust and their role in the creation of the state of Israel.
Jewish Fundamentalism in the Occupied Territories
Describes and examines the attempts of Gush Emunim, a religious nationalistic social movement, to construct Israeli identity, collective memory, and sense of place.
From Personal Narratives to a Group Portrait
A groundbreaking study of personal stories from ex-Soviet immigrants in Israel, bringing together scholarship in anthropology, sociology, linguistics, semiotics, and social psychology.
Voices of Israeli Backpackers
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."
Settlement, Immigration, Ethnicity
Provides a broad, engaging view of Israeli society through folk stories that have circulated among settlers in the kibbutz, immigrants, and ethnic groups.
From Soul Talks to Talk Radio in Israeli Culture
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.
The Emergence of Modern Hebrew Women’s Writing
A feminist study of the beginnings of modern Hebrew women’s writing.
The Creation of Festive Lore in a New Culture, 1882-1948
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.
A New and Updated Edition
A collection of modern Hebrew poetry that presents the poems in the original Hebrew, with an English phonetic transcription.
Narratives of Tunisian-Israeli Women
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.
A Socio-Cultural Study
Provides basic musicological information about a vast variety of Middle Eastern musical genres within an ethnomusical context.
Arab Folktales from Palestine and Israel is a collection of twenty-eight tales with insight into the Arab culture by Raphael Patai.
The Jewish "New Muslims" of Meshhed
This study documents the history, traditions, tales, customs, and institutions of the Jadid al-Islam—"New Muslims."
Israeli Poetry and the Bible
Does David Still Play Before You? explores the ways that contemporary Israeli poets have made use of images from the Bible in their poetry.
The Changing Ideals and Images of North American Jews
Envisioning Israel examines the deeply entwined yet often problematic historical relationship between American Jewry and the Jewish community in Israel and its predecessor, the yishuv, the Jewish settlement in Palestine from the 1880s until 1948