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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

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
eBOOK
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

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
eBOOK
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

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

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

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
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
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

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
Hardback
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814327746
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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

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
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

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

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

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

Jadid al-Islam

The Jewish "New Muslims" of Meshhed

by Raphael Patai

This study documents the history, traditions, tales, customs, and institutions of the Jadid al-Islam—"New Muslims."

Paperback
Published: December 1997
ISBN: 9780814340752
Hardback
Published: December 1997
ISBN: 9780814326527
eBOOK
Published: December 1997
ISBN: 9780814341858

Does David Still Play Before You?

Israeli Poetry and the Bible

David C. Jacobson

Does David Still Play Before You? explores the ways that contemporary Israeli poets have made use of images from the Bible in their poetry.

Hardback
Published: June 1997
ISBN: 9780814326237

Envisioning Israel

The Changing Ideals and Images of North American Jews

Edited by Allon Gal

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

Paperback
Published: November 1996
ISBN: 9780814326305

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