Publications

Publications - European Forum, Hebrew University
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  1. 29 Jul 2022 Journal Article Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

    Urban Semantics through Law and Photography

    Katya Assaf Zakharov, Tim Schnetgoeke
    Abstract

    The visual design of urban public spaces (hereinafter “cityscape”) has an important impact on city life – it can channel interpersonal communication into certain directions while excluding others; it can powerfully communicate notions of what is socially acceptable or important. Yet, while everyone may access urban public spaces, cityscapes are designed by a very limited

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  2. 8 Jul 2022 Journal Article Global Intellectual History

    Lost in Time: Periodization and Temporality in Abnormal Times

    Abstract

    In this article, we locate a tendency to revert to ‘Western,’ ‘national,’ and/or ‘racial’ times during periods of intense uncertainty or ‘crisis’ when individuals and societies seek to make sense of the present through the past, drawing upon the concept of a ‘time-border.’ We suggest this tendency is a ‘conventional’ pull in temporal thinking that has recurred in modern

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  3. 6 Jul 2022 Journal Article Higher Education

    Ivory Tower or Tower of Babel? The challenge of multilingualism for the globally embedded university

    Abstract

    Higher education organizations in countries where English is not the native tongue must function in a multilingual mode, using English as their primary language for scientific exchange and academic publication and relying on the native language for instruction and administration. When operating in a multilingual mode of communication and identity expression, a

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  4. 17 May 2022 Book Chapter Handbook of Culture and Glocalization

    World society theory and glocalization: culture between transnationality, structuration, rationalization and actorhood

    Abstract

    While the sociological theories of world sociey and glocalisation have different intellectual emphases, both conceptual and empirical, they are highly compatible and mutually supportive. The aim of this chapter is to explore this link between world society theory and the study of cultural glocalisation. To this aim, we review the principal concepts, core claims and

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  5. Apr 2022 Journal Article TikTok Cultures in the United States

    # JewishTikTok: The JewToks' Fight against Antisemitism

    Abstract

    Meet the “JewToks.” A squad of Jewish-American TikTokers who have decided to dedicate their accounts to combatting antisemitism online and creating a different kind of digital atmosphere. They are part of the emerging #JewishTikTok community in the United States, transforming TikTok into a space to communicate and educate on Judaism. This chapter explores JewTok’s unique

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  6. 1 Apr 2022 Journal Article Book 2.0

    Hebrew letterforms on café signs in Berlin

    Abstract

    Israeli immigration to Berlin has increased significantly over the past decade, giving rise to a nascent Hebrew culture. Consequently, Hebrew letterforms, once seldom found outside the traditional context of synagogues, cemeteries or memorials, are nowadays also found in public spaces and restaurants across the city. While research on Israeli immigration to Germany has

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  7. 27 Jan 2022 Journal Article The British Journal of Politics and International Relations

    The populist way out: Why contemporary populist leaders seek transnational legitimation

    Abstract

    This article aims to contribute to the growing academic debate on the transnational drivers and patterns of contemporary populism. As populist leaderships expand both politically and geographically, the very nature of the populist phenomenon is changing, as it is increasingly being projected on the international stage. Contemporary populist leaders show a growing

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  8. Jan 2022 Journal Article New Media & Society

    Witnessing Eva Stories: Media witnessing and self-inscription in social media memory

    Abstract

    This study examines the relations between memory, social media experience, and testimony in the Eva Stories Instagram project. By conducting a combined visual and multimodal analysis of the stories, as well as a close analysis of the relations between social media experience and testimony, we claim that Eva Stories establishes a new responsive space for remembering the

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  9. 4 Dec 2021 Book Chapter Digital Holocaust Memory, Education and Research

    i-Memory: Selfies and Self-Witnessing in #Uploading_Holocaust (2016)

    Abstract

    This chapter explores the implications of the selfie-perspective for Holocaust memory in the digital age. We analyse sequences from the Israeli documentary film, #Uploading_Holocaust (2016), which were taken during visits at memorial sites. We argue that such audio-visual self-representations communicate the complex relationship between individual subject positions, a

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  10. 22 Nov 2021 Journal Article Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs

    After Auschwitz: The Difficult Legacies of the GDR

    Abstract

    In recent years, the academic treatment of the bloodiest chapters in Western history has become the subject of a furious debate revolving around the questions of the validity and limitations of comparison. This struggle is mainly played out in Germany. Postcolonial scholars make the case for their genocide research, with its focus on ongoing racial injustices, by studying

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