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  1. 13 Jan 2023 Journal Article Gender, Work & Organization

    Bodies in-between: Religious women's-only spaces and the construction of liminal identities

    Michal Frenkel, Varda Wasserman
    Abstract

    This paper examines the creation of women-only organizational spaces as a diversity practice and assesses their potential to facilitate the workforce inclusion of religious women from gender-conservative groups. Based on longitudinal fieldwork in two ultra-Orthodox-Jewish women-only colleges in Israel and interviews with students and staff, we demonstrate how this

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  2. 13 Jan 2023 Journal Article American Ethnologist

    “I randomize, therefore I think”, Computational indeterminacy and the tensions of liberal subjectivity among writers of computer-generated poetry in the United States

    Abstract

    Scholars have theorized the use of chance processes in modern art in general, and in computer-based art in particular, as the expression of an aesthetics of nonintention and authorial abnegation. Although writers of computer-generated poetry in the United States make extensive use of computer-based randomization, their creative adventures with computational indeterminacy

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  3. 7 Dec 2022 Journal Article International Journal of Comparative Sociology

    Army embeddedness, political opportunities and threats, and the dynamics of contention: Understanding the varying role of the armed forces in the Egyptian, Syrian …

    Abstract

    In many Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, the army has traditionally been a central pillar of the authoritarian regimes, responsible for the security and integrity of the state and a symbol of national sovereignty and social unity. Nevertheless, the 2011 Arab revolts witnessed stark differences in the response of the armies. This article argues that a

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  4. 7 Dec 2022 Journal Article International Journal of Comparative Sociology

    Emotional reason: The Israeli scientific mind facing a German cultural mirror

    Abstract

    Scientists often surmise that scientific thought is a universal faculty akin to Kant’s description of “pure reason.” The conventional view insists that science should censor the passions and bar the intrusion of emotional and subconscious motives into scientific work. This article challenges this truism by showing that the split between reason and emotions is rather

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  5. 1 Nov 2022 Journal Article Minerva

    Censorship and Suppression of Covid-19 Heterodoxy: Tactics and Counter-Tactics

    Yaffa Shir-Raz, Ety Elisha, Brian Martin, Natti Ronel, Josh Guetzkow
    Abstract

    The emergence of COVID-19 has led to numerous controversies over COVID-related knowledge and policy. To counter the perceived threat from doctors and scientists who challenge the official position of governmental and intergovernmental health authorities, some supporters of this orthodoxy have moved to censor those who promote dissenting views. The aim of the present

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  6. Nov 2022 Journal Article Organization

    Layers and limits of power and resistance in multinational subsidiaries: The interaction of micro-politics and postcolonial power at Reuters India

    Zehra Sayed, Michal Frenkel
    Abstract

    This study analyses how the mutual imbrication of organizational and postcolonial power along with the micro-embedding of actors’ shape and structure power struggles in multinational corporations. Drawing on the case of news agency Reuters’ internationalization and centralization approach at its Indian subsidiaries in Mumbai and Bangalore, our research explores how

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  7. Nov 2022 Book Chapter Colonial Bureaucracy and Contemporary Citizenship

    Colonial Bureaucracy and Contemporary Citizenship

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    Colonial Bureaucracy and Contemporary Citizenship examines how the legacies of colonial bureaucracy continue to shape political life after empire. Focusing on the former British colonies of India, Cyprus, and Israel/Palestine, the book explores how post-colonial states use their inherited administrative legacies to classify and distinguish between loyal and suspicious

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  8. Nov 2022 Journal Article International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

    THE PRESENCE OF THE ABSENCE: Indigenous Palestinian Urbanism in Israel

    Naama Blatman, Areej Sabbagh-Khoury
    Abstract

    This essay puts forward a theoretical framework for Palestinian Indigenous urbanism. It argues that the specific and diverse expressions of this urbanism are partly an outcome of the fact that Palestinian cities—as a modern urban form—predate the Zionist settler colonization of Palestine. We centre the longue durée of Palestinian urbanism as a constitutive mode for

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  9. 20 Oct 2022 Journal Article Journal of Palestine Studies

    Dear Palestine: A Social History of the 1948 War

    Abstract

    Historian Albert Hourani once wrote that "the sources we use help to determine the emphasis we place within the complex whole of the historical process?'' No statement rings truer when describing Dear Palestine: A Social History of the 1948 War, the new book by Middle East historian, former journalist, and petitioner of the Israeli High Court of Justice Shay Hazkani

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  10. Oct 2022 Journal Article Journal of Family History

    Demographic Transition and the Industrial Revolution in England: Inverse Rural and Urban Processes

    Abstract

    We present a model of 19th Century population change in England & Wales. The model highlights contrasting demographic and economic processes in rural and urban sectors as core explanations for rural to urban migration, stemming from labor surpluses in the former and labor shortages in the latter. This massive migration transformed the geographic distribution of the

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