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Flesh of My Flesh
Flesh of My Flesh (July 2021)
Sexual Violence in Modern Hebrew Literature
Ilana Szobel - Author

 
 
Premises and Problems
Premises and Problems (April 2021)
Essays on World Literature and Cinema
Luiza Franco Moreira - Edited and with an introduction by

Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.

World literature, many have stressed, is a systematic category. Both literary scholars and social scientists have argued that the prestige of the major literary languages is key to establishing the shape of the overall system. In order to criti...(Read More)
 
 
Ummah
Ummah (March 2021)
A New Paradigm for a Global World
Katrin A. Jomaa - Author

Offers the Islamic concept of ummah as an alternative to the nation-state.

How can we live together without alienation, avoidance, and fear? How can we complement one another such that each of us can uniquely contribute to the making of our societies? To address these and other questions, Katrin A. Jomaa examines the moral, political, and spiritual understanding of the Qur’...(Read More)
 
 
The International Dimension of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict
The International Dimension of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict (February 2021)
A Post-Eurocentric Approach
Daniela Huber - Author

Analyzes the Israel-Palestinian conflict by looking at its interactions with seven regional and global powers and the way the conflict is framed at the international level.

Despite decades of international diplomatic efforts, a solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict is still as elusive as ever, forcing us to ask the question: have global and regional powers, rather than helpi...(Read More)
 
 
All the World Is Awry
All the World Is Awry (December 2020)
Al-Ma‛arrī and the Luzūmiyyāt, Revisited
R. Kevin Lacey - Author

Examines the thought of Abū al-‛Alā' al-Ma‛arrī (973–1057 CE) within the broader context of the major trends in Arab Islamic political and intellectual history by the time of his flourishing.

Free-thinking poet, grammarian, social critic, and satirist, Abū al-‛Alā' al-Ma‛arrī (973–1057 CE) remains one of the more celebrated and intriguing personalities in the his...(Read More)
 
 
Citizenship and Service
Citizenship and Service (December 2020)
The Politics of Civic National Service in Israel
Etta Bick - Author

Assesses the place of non-military national service in Israeli politics and society.

All citizens in a democracy are promised the same guaranteed rights, but should they have the same obligations? Should minorities with different attitudes toward the state be obliged to do national service in the name of equality? And what are the social and political consequences for minor...(Read More)
 
 
The Hebrew Orient
The Hebrew Orient (December 2020)
Palestine in Jewish American Visual Culture, 1901-1938
Jessica L. Carr - Author

Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.

In the decades before the establishment of the State of Israel, striking images of Palestine circulated widely among Jewish Americans. These images visualized “the Orient” for American viewers, creating the possibility for Jewish Americans to understand themselves through imagining “Oriental” counterp...(Read More)
 
 
Complex Effects of International Relations
Complex Effects of International Relations (October 2020)
Intended and Unintended Consequences of Human Actions in Middle East Conflicts
Ofer Israeli - Author

Identifies the many ways in which unexpected outcomes are endemic to international relations due to the complexity of world politics.

In this comprehensive and unique theory-practice study, Ofer Israeli examines complex effects of international relations relating to various indirect—intended and unintended—consequences of intentional human action. These effects may be desirable or...(Read More)
 
 
Since 1948
Since 1948 (September 2020)
Israeli Literature in the Making
Nancy E. Berg - Editor
Naomi B. Sokoloff - Editor

A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.

Toward the end of the twentieth century, an unprecedented surge of writing altered the Israeli literary scene in profound ways. As fresh creative voices and multiple languages vied for recognition, diversity replaced consensus. Genres once accorded lower status—such as the graphic novel and sci...(Read More)
 
 
Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World
Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World (June 2020)
Ahmed Al-Rawi - Author

Critically evaluates the rapid changes that have happened in women’s lives in the contemporary Middle East due to globalization and the increasing popularity of modern technology and social media use.

Following the Arab Spring events in 2011, a number of important women’s social movements, as well as female figures and online communities, emerged to create positive change and demand equality with men. In Women&rs...(Read More)
 
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