Mizrahim, Abstracted: Action, Reflection, and the Academization of the Mizrahi Cause

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VOL. 37

2007/08

No. 2
P. 89
Review Essay
Mizrahim, Abstracted: Action, Reflection, and the Academization of the Mizrahi Cause
ABSTRACT

Mizrahim in Israel: A Critical Observation into Israel’s Ethnicity [in Hebrew], edited by Hanan Hever, Yehouda Shenhav, Pnina Motzafi-Haller. Tel Aviv: Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and HaKibbutz HaMeuchad, 2002. The Van Leer Forum for Social and Cultural Studies. 305 pages. Bibliography to p. 328. N.p.

The Mizrahi Struggle in Israel: Between Oppression and Liberation, Identification and Alternative, 1948–2003 [in Hebrew], by Sami Shalom Chetrit. Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 2004. 320 pages. Endnotes to p. 355. Bibliography to p. 375. Index to p. 388. NIS 84 paper.

Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices, by Ella Shohat. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006. Next Wave, New Directions in Women’s Studies Series. xxi + 384 pages. Index to p. 406. $84.95 cloth; $23.95 paper.

The Arab Jews: A Postcolonial Reading of Nationalism, Religion and Ethnicity, by Yehouda Shenhav. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2006. Cultural Sitings Series. xiv + 201 pages. Endnotes to p. 230. Bibliography to p. 248. Index to 263. $63.00 cloth.