CFP: Framing Ethnicity in Israel, Temple U (Deadline Feb 15)


The Mirowski Family Foundation, Jewish Studies and the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies at Temple University invite submissions for a one and a half day workshop, April 19-20, at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.


Israeli society is punctuated by a variety of sectors and social identities. The aim of the workshop is to examine trends since the 1980s of framing identity, "race" and ethnicity in Israel in the light of neo-liberalism, globalization and domestic politics.


We are interested in groups that have been underexamined in Israeli society and those which have undergone interesting quantitative and qualitative changes in the last few decades. We encourage proposals from a variety of disciplines-Sociology, Demography, History, Political Science, Anthropology, etc. Topics might include, but are not limited to:


· New identities-political, cultural, religious

· Racism, chauvinism, discrimination

· Subcultures and cultural hybridity

· Orientalism and its critics

· Migration and absorption



Please submit a 1 page proposals by February 15, 2012 to


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