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This fascinating interdisciplinary collection of essays brings gender issues to the foreground in order to redress a profound imbalance in the historiography of the Yishuv, the Jewish community in Palestine, and in the early years of the State of Israel. Although male discourse still dominates this field, some initial studies have begun to create an authentic and multifaceted Hebrew-Israeli voice by examining the activities and contributions of women.

This research has led to a number of basic questions: What was the reality of life for women in Jewish society in Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine (Eretz Israel), and in the early years of the State? What was the contribution of women to the renewal of Israeli society and culture? What is the place of gender perceptions in the study of the new local identity? The original articles in this anthology forge an innovative response to one or more of these questions, and reflecting the state of research in the field.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Constructing the Historical Narrative
  2. pp. 5-6
  1. The Study of Women in Israeli Historiography: Starting Points, New Directions, and Emerging Insights
  2. pp. 7-17
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  1. Have Gender Studies Changed Our Attitude toward the Historiography of the Aliyah and Settlement Process?
  2. pp. 18-32
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  1. Mizrahi Women: Identity and Herstory
  2. pp. 33-48
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  1. Women and Immigration
  2. pp. 49-50
  1. Women’s Aliyah: Migration Patterns of North African Jewish Women to Eretz Israel in the Nineteenth Century
  2. pp. 51-62
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  1. American Jewish Women and Palestine: Their Immigration, 1918–1939
  2. pp. 63-82
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  1. Ethnic and Gender Identity of Iraqi Women Immigrants in the Kibbutz in the 1940s
  2. pp. 83-99
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  1. Social Networks of Immigrant Womenin the Early 1950s in Israel
  2. pp. 100-108
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  1. Pioneers and Defenders
  2. pp. 109-110
  1. A “Woman-Human”: A. D. Gordon’s Approach to Women’s Equality and His Influence on Second Aliyah Feminists
  2. pp. 111-121
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  1. What Troubled Them?: Women in Kibbutz and Moshav in the Mandatory Period
  2. pp. 122-130
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  1. Forging the Image of Pioneering Women
  2. pp. 131-140
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  1. A Woman’s Life Story as a Foundation Legend of Local Identity
  2. pp. 141-164
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  1. Education, Health, and Politics
  2. pp. 165-166
  1. A Cross-Cultural Message: The Case of Evelina de Rothschild
  2. pp. 167-179
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  1. Establishment of a Nursing School in Jerusalem by the American Zionist Medical Unit, 1918: Continuation or Revolution?
  2. pp. 193-201
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  1. “They Have Wings But No Strength to Fly”: The Women Workers’ Movement between “Feminine” Control and “Masculine” Dominance
  2. pp. 202-216
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  1. International Struggle, Local Victory: Rosa Welt Straus and the Achievement of Suffrage, 1919–1926
  2. pp. 217-228
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  1. Creativity in Word and Music
  2. pp. 229-230
  1. Nehama Puhachewsky: The Alibi of the Arbitrary
  2. pp. 231-243
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  1. The Growing Silence of the Poetess Rachel
  2. pp. 244-256
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  1. Anda Amir’s Me-Olam, Demuyot mi-Kedem: A Proposal for a Modern Feminine Bible
  2. pp. 257-267
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  1. Poems to the Ghetto: The Poetry of Yocheved Bat-Miriam in the 1940s
  2. pp. 268-276
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  1. Women and Music in Jewish Society: Woman’s Role in the Music Tradition in Israel
  2. pp. 277-282
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  1. Shaping the Collective Memory
  2. pp. 283-284
  1. The Legend of Sarah: Gender, Memory, and National Identities (Eretz Yisrael/Israel, 1917–1990)
  2. pp. 285-320
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  1. “We Were There Too”: Women’s Commemoration in Israeli War Memorials
  2. pp. 321-337
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  1. Aftermath
  2. pp. 338-340
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 34-410
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 411-414
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 415-432
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781584658085
Related ISBN
9781584657026
MARC Record
OCLC
667076837
Pages
448
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-31
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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