Haya Stier






Community theatre is a cultural practice that articulates life experiences from the standpoint of the co-culture. It is a unique self-text that the co-culture creates for itself and by itself. It combines art with action, aesthetic with pragmatism, and social involvement with intentions to produce change. First the theoretical frame is outlined based on the neo-Gramscian approach to popular culture. Next this frame serves to analyze two community performances that focus on Project Renewal. The subversive tactics by which the co-culture negotiates with Project Renewal are sought out, as is the way these texts contribute to a broader understanding of the complex relationship between the dominant group and the co-culture.



The growing social, economic, and cultural chasm between two neighboring cities, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, is related to the intensification of globalization. In their global orientation, Jerusalem is a global locality while Tel Aviv constitutes a local globality. Moreover, Tel Aviv and its environs form the center of the expanding `creative` economy in Israel. The economic, demographic and symbolic consequences of the economic gaps are examined, and the effectiveness and significance of the reactions of national, municipal and civic bodies within Jerusalem to the widening rift are questioned.


Divorce in Israel is affected by match between the spouses as well as investment in marriage-specific capital, marriage timing, and marriage parity. The matched 1983-1995 census samples, representing 4% of the Israeli population, collected and matched by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, serve as a panel study, and are used in the current study. The findings show that ethnic homogamy has a stabilizing effect when ethnicity is measured by country of origin, but the effect is not statistically significant when ethnicity is measured by continent of origin. The findings also show that match by education and age, as well as investment in marriage-specific capital and marriage parity, exert an effect on the odds of divorce.



Most studies that deal with gender inequality focus on labor market processes. The present article argues that the family unit is an additional system of social stratification and the married woman's economic dependency is a central mechanism for the maintenance of her weak social status. Changes in married women's economic dependence on their husbands in Israel from 1980 to 2000 are examined, as are household and spousal factors affecting it. Data from the Israeli Income Surveys show that the relative contribution of married women to the family income increased substantially over time, but the degree of economic dependence became more moderate in dual career families. Apparently, the rise in married women's labor force participation resulted in women moving from complete dependence to some dependence. A re-evaluation of family structure and the roles of its members in creating and sustaining gender inequality is necessary.



Abstract. Duvdevan unit soldiers claim that in their military training a new body is created embedded with abilities of violence, control, and enjoyment. The article suggests a new theoretical model explaining the connection between the three concepts. The new bodily abilities are shown to remain in the soldier's body long after discharge from the military, a finding that calls for a discussion in the nature of these changes. For this purpose two analytical concepts are looked into: "Habitus" and "Local Biologies." Training creates a new bodily habitus and also a new local biology, suggesting an explanation for the finding of long-term change.



Opening Words
Rivka Ribak

The Quest for Authentic Dialogue
Tamar Katriel

On the Potential Efficacy of Words

Deborah Golden

Between Critique and Commitment: On Dialogic Moments by Tamar Katriel

Yoram S. Carmeli



 על: Class Mobility Trends in Israeli Society, 1974-1991 / by Meir Yaish

מיכאל שלו

על: תמורות בחינוך – קווים למדיניות החינוך בישראל לשנות האלפיים / בעריכת יובל דרור, דוד נבו ורנה שפירא
דבורה קלקין-פישמן

על: אי שיוויון בחינוך / מאת דפנה גולן-עגנון
אורית איכילוב

על: Ideology, Policy, and Practice: Education for Immigrants and Minorities in Israel Today / by Devorah Kalekin-Fishman
תמר הורוביץ

על: שאלה של כבוד / מאת אורית קמיר
נויה רימלט

על: Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza / by Lisa Hajjar
הדר אבירם

על: קולוניאליות והמצב הפוסטקולוקניאלי / בעריכת יהודה שנהב
הנרייט דהאן-כלב

על: Constructing a sense of Place: Architecture and the Zionist Discourse / edited by Haim Yacobi
יפעת וייס

על: The Israel Defense Force and the Foundation of Israel - Utopia in Uniform / by Ze'ev Drory
סטיוארט כהן

על: שושביני הקדושים – חולמים, מרפאות וצדיקים בספר העירוני בישראל / מאת יורם בילו
נסים ליאון

על: Negotiating the holistic turn: The Domestication of Alternative Medicine / by Judith Fadlon
יעל קשת

על: סוף הסיפור: משמעות, זהות, זקנה / מאת טובה גמליאל
תמר כתריאל


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Taken from: Al Ha'esh (On the Fire) / Nir Avieli, Vol. 14 No.1

Taken From: Dancers in Iron Age Israel ca. 1200-600 BCE / Batyah Schachter, Vol. 13 No. 2

Taken From: Dancers in Iron Age Israel ca. 1200-600 BCE / Batyah Schachter, Vol. 13 No. 2

Taken from: Display of Institutional Power between Race and Gender / Noa Hazan, Vol. 14 No. 2