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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


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


“Along Came the Knife of Hebrew and Cut Us in Two”: Language in Mizraḥi Fiction, 1964–2010

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/9780691162485.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter investigates how Mizraḥi writers spanning three generations explored the multivalent and highly contingent meanings of Arabic and of Hebrew in their work. It examines literary ... More


“So You Won’t Understand a Word”: Secret Languages, Pseudo-languages, and the Presence of Absence

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/9780691162485.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter continues the discussion began in Chapter 5 through readings of poetry and a transgeneric short story/prose poem. Focusing on the idea of the “presence of absence,” it explores the ... More


Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel

Michèle Lamont, Graziella Moraes Silva, Jessica S. Welburn, Joshua Guetzkow, Nissim Mizrachi, Hanna Herzog, and Elisa Reis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183404
eISBN:
9781400883776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183404.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Racism is a common occurrence for members of marginalized groups around the world. This book illuminates their experiences and responses to stigmatization and discrimination by comparing three ... 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


Jewish Arabs in the Israeli Asylum: A Literary Reflection1

Miriam Cooke

in Studying Modern Arabic Literature: Mustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696628
eISBN:
9781474412254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696628.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the lives and writings of a few Mizrahi Jews who succeeded in Israel despite the challenges they faced there. Focusing on the first wave of immigration and its aftermath through ... More


Days of Awe: Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity with Palestinians

Atalia Omer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226615912
eISBN:
9780226616100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226616100.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Days of Awe examines the stories of the American-Jewish Palestine solidarity movement and Jewish critics of the occupation. Atalia Omer demonstrates that critical resistance to the Israeli occupation ... More


Nursing: What It Is and What It Is Not

James Kelly

in Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451683
eISBN:
9780801467653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451683.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter, the author talks about what nursing is and what it is not. He begins by citing Florence Nightingale's 1859 book Notes on Nursing, subtitled What It Is and What It Is Not. It was ... More


Introduction

Michèle Lamont, Graziella Moraes Silva, Jessica S. Welburn, Joshua Guetzkow, Nissim Mizrachi, Hanna Herzog, and Elisa Reis

in Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183404
eISBN:
9781400883776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183404.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book explores the stigmatizing or discriminatory experiences of ordinary people and how they respond to such experiences, along with the factors that affected their courses of action. Drawing on ... More


Israel

Michèle Lamont, Graziella Moraes Silva, Jessica S. Welburn, Joshua Guetzkow, Nissim Mizrachi, Hanna Herzog, and Elisa Reis

in Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183404
eISBN:
9781400883776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183404.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the experiences and responses of Arab Palestinians, Ethiopian Jews, and Mizrahi Jews in Israel to stigmatization and discrimination. It first explains the historical and ... More


Two Narratives of Israeli Food: “Jewish” versus “Ethnic”

Liora Gvion

in Jews and Their Foodways

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190265427
eISBN:
9780190461935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190265427.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents various narratives to explain how Mizrahi cuisine became popular in Israel, in contrast with that of Ashkenazi cuisine. Narratives about Mizrahi foods illustrate the reason ... More


Why We Like Italian Food

Nir Avieli

in Food and Power: A Culinary Ethnography of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520290099
eISBN:
9780520964419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290099.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the extreme popularity of Italian food in Israel, second only to Mizrahi food. Based on observations from a study conducted in a dozen Italian restaurants, the chapter argues ... More


Conclusion: Food and Power in Israel—Orientalization and Ambivalence

Nir Avieli

in Food and Power: A Culinary Ethnography of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520290099
eISBN:
9780520964419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290099.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter points to two culinary trends in contemporary Israel that emerge at the intersection of food and power. First, it argues that the Israeli culinary sphere has been very much ... More


Prologue: “The Neighbors Who Get Rich on Our Account”

Yfaat Weiss

in A Confiscated Memory: Wadi Salib and Haifa's Lost Heritage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152266
eISBN:
9780231526265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152266.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This prologue describes the 1959 Wadi Salib riots in the city of Haifa in Israel. After the creation of the Jewish state of Israel in 1948, the Arabs who inhabited Haifa fled. Their homes were then ... More


Pharyngeal Beauty and Depharyngealized Geek: Performing Ethnicity on Israeli Reality TV

Roey Gafter

in Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190625696
eISBN:
9780190625726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625696.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Among Israelis, Jewish ethnicity is usually understood as a dichotomy between Ashkenazi Jews (of European descent) and Mizrahi Jews (of Middle Eastern descent). The feature most stereotypically ... More


Competing Canons: Rashi’s Commentary in a Late Medieval Battle for Judaism’s Soul

Eric Lawee

in Rashi's Commentary on the Torah: Canonization and Resistance in the Reception of a Jewish Classic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190937836
eISBN:
9780190937867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190937836.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Rashi’s critics joined a battle that unfolded across the late medieval Mediterranean at the center of which stood divergent ideas not only as to the correct meaning of the Torah but how to realize ... More


The Siege of Sana’a and the End of the Yemen Civil War

Asher Orkaby

in Beyond the Arab Cold War: The International History of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190618445
eISBN:
9780190618476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618445.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History, World Modern History

As Egyptian troops withdrew from Yemen in November 1967, Imam al-Badr’s royalist armies descended upon Sana’a to overthrow the republic. The subsequent seventy-day siege served as a defining moment ... More


Jews in Israel: Effects of Categorization Practice on Research Findings and Research Frameworks

Aziza Khazzoom

in The Social Scientific Study of Jewry: Sources, Approaches, Debates

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199363490
eISBN:
9780190254650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199363490.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the influence of categorization practice on the study of Jews in Israel. It describes the shift from old frameworks of modernization in favor of the pan-ethnic and Orientalist ... More


The Deri Trial

Daniel Friedmann

in The Purse and the Sword: The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278502
eISBN:
9780190278533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter recounts the trial of former Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, which remains the most important and dramatic criminal proceeding to be conducted in the era of the legal revolution. The ... More


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