Ethnographic Encounters in Israel Ethnographic Encounters in Israel

Ethnographic Encounters in Israel Ethnographic Encounters in Israel : Poetics and Ethics of Fieldwork Poetics and Ethics of Fieldwork

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Israel is a place of paradoxes, a small country with a diverse population and complicated social terrain. Studying its culture and social life means confronting a multitude of ethical dilemmas and methodological challenges. The first-person accounts by anthropologists engage contradictions of religion, politics, identity, kinship, racialization, and globalization to reveal fascinating and often vexing dimensions of the Israeli experience. Caught up in pressing existential questions of war and peace, social justice, and national boundaries, the contributors explore the contours of Israeli society as insiders and outsiders, natives and strangers, as well as critics and friends.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 240 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253008891
  • 9780253008893

About Fran Markowitz

Fran Markowitz is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She is author of Sarajevo: A Bosnian Kaleidoscope and Coming of Age in Post-Soviet Russia and editor (with Michael Ashkenazi) of Sex, Sexuality and the Anthropologist and (with Anders H. Stefansson) of Homecomings: Unsettling Paths of Return.show more

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"A compelling anthology on the dilemmas of doing ethnography in contemporary Israel.... [I]ncludes voices of both Jews and non-Jews, which is refreshing, and further complicates things by including Jews who don't study other Jews, as well as non-Jews who do study Jews.... [E]mphasizes the diversity of Israel, including discussion of communities not usually studied.... The willingness of the contributors to speak openly, bravely, and at times critically about their work makes this volume of great value as a contribution to anthropological debates on ethnographic fieldwork." --Ruth Behar, University of Michigan--Ruth Behar, University of Michiganshow more

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