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Words and Stones: The Politics of Language and Identity in Israel

Daniel Lefkowitz

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195121902
eISBN:
9780199788347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121902.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Social and ethnic identity are nowhere more enmeshed with language than in Israel. This book explores the politics of identity in Israel through an analysis of the social life of language. By ... More


Israel: Community, State, and Market in the Shaping of the Political Class

Uri Ram

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Israeli political system was erected by movement-like political parties, which have been closely meshed with the state administration, the army, and the public sector. This process has created ... More


Bialik and the Sephardim: The Ethnic Encoding of Modern Hebrew Literature

Lital Levy

in Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162485
eISBN:
9781400852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162485.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reexamines the history and indeed the idea of Modern Hebrew literature through the tension between its dominant narrative, associated with Ashkenazi Jews, and the suppressed perspectives ... More


The Centrifugal Movement

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter concentrates on the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern European origin a) because they constituted the overwhelming majority of world Jewry at the beginning of this period and b) because it was ... More


Twice Removed: Mizrahim in Gush Katif

Joyce Dalsheim

in Unsettling Gaza: Secular Liberalism, Radical Religion, and the Israeli Settlement Project

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751204
eISBN:
9780199895014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751204.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers ethnicity (or race) in the struggle over settlement and the ways in which it marks moral and geographical boundaries. This chapter looks at the presence of Mizrahi Jews as ... More


Outcasts

Kaspar Von Greyerz and Thomas Dunlap

in Religion and Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327656
eISBN:
9780199851478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327656.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

There were two currents that developed in different ways, when dividing Jewish history of the early modern era (1500–1800) into periods: Sephardic Judaism (Spanish–Portuguese in origin), and ... More


Ashkenazi or Sephardi Dialect?

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0027
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ashkenazi Hebrew pronunciation was formed in Central and Eastern Europe some time after the thirteenth century, then branched out into several dialects and survived in Orthodox communities until the ... More


Arab, Jew, Arab Jew

Kimberly A. Arkin

in Rhinestones, Religion, and the Republic: Fashioning Jewishness in France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804786003
eISBN:
9780804787901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786003.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In response to post-colonial social and political changes in Metropolitan France, French Jews created new, publicly visible forms of Jewishness. But this shift was haunted by the specter of Jewish ... More


The Elect Son of the Chosen People

Oz Almog

in The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520216426
eISBN:
9780520921979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520216426.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the myth of the chosen people, the rejection of the Diaspora, the Sabra and the Holocaust, Sabraism as a cultural seal of approval, the Sabra as the Ashkenazi elite's favorite ... More


Emissaries from the Holy Land: The Sephardic Diaspora and the Practice of Pan-Judaism in the Eighteenth Century

Matthias B. Lehmann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789653
eISBN:
9780804792462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789653.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Emissaries from the Holy Land tells the story of a philanthropic network that was overseen by the Jewish community leadership in the Ottoman capital city of Istanbul between the 1720s and the 1820s ... More


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