New Article: Dominguez, On Anthropology in Israel

Dominguez, Virginia R. “On Anthropology in Israel.” American Anthropologist 118.1 (2016): 142-158 (with responses).

 

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aman.12506

 

Extract

The following subsection includes responses to three questions I formulated and sent to all living past heads of the Israel Anthropological Association. Marked with asterisks below are the past and living IAA heads who responded to my request, but I nonetheless include the full list of past heads (called chairs until relatively recently but now called presidents). Nineteen colleagues have served the IAA in that capacity since the founding of the association in 1973; nine of them responded to my three questions, and those answers appear in this special World Anthropology subsection.

My questions were as follows:

  • (1)What kind of work do you associate with Israeli anthropology—Now? Twenty to thirty years ago? Fifty to sixty years ago?
  • (2)What do you find most challenging in Israeli anthropology or as an anthropologist in Israel?
  • (3)What do you find most praiseworthy and productive in (the practice of) anthropology in Israel?

Responses by Henry Abramovitch, Tel Aviv University; Nurit Bird-David, University of Haifa; Harvey E. Goldberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; André Levy, Ben-Gurion University; Dan Rabinowitz, Tel Aviv University; Amalia Sa’ar, University of Haifa; Moshe Shokeid, Tel Aviv University; Alex Weingrod, Ben-Gurion University; Meira Weiss, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

 

 

New Article: Marcus et al, Access to Academia for the Ultra-Orthodox Community

Marcus, Shelley, Naomi Josman, and Sharon Zlotnik. “Affirmative Action in Israel: Access to Academia for the Ultra-Orthodox Community.” Australian Occupational Therapy Journal 62.1 (2015): 21-26.

 

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12161

 

Abstract

Background/Aim

This article explores the development of a unique, culturally sensitive, designated academic occupational therapy programme for the Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) minority in Israel. This normative university environment did not provide the opportunity for Haredi participation due to the lack of consideration of the strong commitment to a modest way of life of this community. This prevented their participation in academia and resultant employment that are necessary for economic advancement of the community.

Method

A follow-up survey that tracked the programme’s graduates’ participation in the workforce was used to determine the success of the initial goal of the establishment of the designated programme.

Results

Slightly above 97% of the respondents worked as occupational therapists during the first year after completing their bachelor’s degree. The employment data obtained from the graduates showed that the central goal of the Council of Higher Education has been achieved. The designated culturally adapted occupational therapy programme has provided varied employment opportunities for its graduates in diverse professional environments.

Conclusion

With the implementation of this programme, the occupational therapy department of the University of Haifa has created greater accessibility of the profession to both the occupational therapy providers and the recipients of occupational therapy intervention as well as serve as a model for other communities.

ToC: Israel Affairs 17,2 (2011)

Israel Affairs: Volume 17 Issue 2 is now available online at informaworldTM.
This new issue contains the following articles:

Original Articles

Israel’s prime ministers and the Arabs: Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin

Pages 177 – 193

Author: Yossi Goldstein

DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.547273

Transjordan’s attack on the Etzion Bloc during the 1948 war

Pages 194 – 207

Author: Ronen Yitzhak

DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.547274

The dynamics of state-religion issues on the agenda in Israel: the case of the right to die with dignity (passive euthanasia)

Pages 208 – 223

Author: Michal Neubauer-Shani

DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.547275

How many Palestinian Arab refugees were there?

Pages 224 – 246

Author: Efraim Karsh

DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.547276

Is there a Palestinian civil war? The concept and the impact

Pages 247 – 258

Author: Hussein Sirriyeh

DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.547277

The use of parliamentary questions in the Israeli parliament, 1992-96

Pages 259 – 277

Author: Osnat Akirav

DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.547278

Discrimination vs. permissible preferential treatment regarding University of Haifa dormitories: or when Cicero met Adalah in the cafeteria

Pages 278 – 295

Author: Nahshon Perez

DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.547279

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Pages 296 – 312

Author: David Rodman

DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.547280