Israel and Middle East
Aesthetics of Sorrow
The Wailing Culture of Yemenite Jewish Women
Investigates the socio-cultural, psychological, and philosophical aspects of the Yemenite Jewish wailing tradition in modern Israel.
Embodying Hebrew Culture
Aesthetics, Athletics, and Dance in the Jewish Community of Mandate Palestine
Details the creation of a Hebrew cultural aesthetic that was intentionally and distinctly physical.
Paths to Middle-Class Mobility among Second-Generation Moroccan Immigrant Women in Israel
Investigates class mobility in a group of 40-50-year-old second-generation Moroccan immigrant women, members of a subordinate ethnic group in Israel.
Narratives of Dissent
War in Contemporary Israeli Arts and Culture
Explores cultural responses to war in Israeli society since 1978.
Soldiers, Rebels, and Drifters
Gay Representation in Israeli Cinema
A cultural history of gay filmmaking in Israel that explores its role in the rise of gay consciousness over the past three decades.
Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance
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.
Mediterranean Israeli Music and the Politics of the Aesthetic
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.
Perspectives on Israeli Anthropology
Surveys past and present research on Israeli anthropology for students and researchers.
Finding Home and Homeland
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.
Settling in the Hearts
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.
Ex-Soviets in Israel
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.
A Narrative Community
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."
Israeli Folk Narratives
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.
And Rachel Stole the Idols
The Emergence of Modern Hebrew Women’s Writing
A feminist study of the beginnings of modern Hebrew women’s writing.
Staging and Stagers in Modern Jewish Palestine
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.
The Modern Hebrew Poem Itself
A New and Updated Edition
A collection of modern Hebrew poetry that presents the poems in the original Hebrew, with an English phonetic transcription.
Our Lives Are But Stories
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.