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Publications - European Forum, Hebrew University
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  1. 6 Sep 2022 Journal Article The Historical Journal

    Armenians, Jews, and Humanitarianism in the ‘Age of Questions’, 1830–1900

    Jean-Michel Johnston, Oded Y Steinberg
    Abstract

    The historical parallels between Jews and Armenians have long been widespread in both popular and academic spheres: two diasporic, ‘middlemen minorities’ with distinctive religious, cultural, and socio-economic traits whose repeated marginalization and oppression during the nineteenth century culminated in genocide during the twentieth.Footnote2 Throughout history, both

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  2. 5 Sep 2022 Preprint MediArXiv

    Serious TikTok: Can You Learn About the Holocaust in 60 seconds?

    Abstract

    In less than a year, the trending short-video platform TikTok transformed from a primarily entertaining environment for lip-syncing, dancing, and other self-performances into an interest-based platform for sharing information about politics, sexuality, identity, history, and other topics. This development was accompanied by the rise of a format that we describe as

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  3. 2 Aug 2022 Journal Article Comparative Political Theory

    Populism and Transnational Projection: The Legitimation Strategies of Pink Tide Neo-Populist Leaderships in Latin America

    Daniel F Wajner, Luis Roniger
    Abstract

    This article attempts to engage the burgeoning research on the transnational dimensions of populism with recent theorization on legitimation strategies in international politics. Focusing on the performative practices of the wave of Pink Tide neo-populist leaders in Latin America (also called “Chavista” or “Bolivarian”), this work identifies three main strategies of

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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