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Noa Hazan and Avital Barak

, objective representations, which do not leave their mark on the reality they document ( Mirzoeff 2013 ; Rogoff 2002 ). From 1839 Onward: Photographing the Modernizing Orient As noted in several previous studies, as soon as technical solutions were invented

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Wang Zhen, Alfred Tovias, Peter Bergamin, Menachem Klein, Tally Kritzman-Amir, and Pnina Peri

modern Jewish community in China has participated in the process of China's historical development. Although the early Sephardic Jews came to China as colonists of a sort, they also contributed to China's modernization. Some, such as Morris Cohen, Jacob

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Tair Karazi-Presler, Moti Gigi, Luis Roniger, Yossi Harpaz, Oded Adomi Leshem, Meir Elran, Dany Bahar, and Yuval Benziman

peak, Eisenstadt was keenly interested in questions of modernization, and he imported to Israel many of the concepts developed by the American sociologist Talcott Parsons (the functionalist-structuralist approach). The most interesting aspect, in Ram

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Uzi Meshulam and the ‘Mishkan Ohalim’ Affair

The Influence of Radical Ultra-Orthodoxy

Motti Inbari

rejection of any modernization of the Jewish people and the adoption of an opposite ideological model that sanctifies the customs of the past. It is an extremist ideology, motivated by eschatological expectations, and, accordingly, it tends to dualism (true

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Dan Avnon, Nitzan Lebovic, Raymond Cohen, Elie Friedman, Sara Helman, Gad Barzilai, and Ari Ariel

’s German-oriented sociology and nationalism were commensurate with the communal needs and spirit of the pre-state Jewish Yishuv, yet proved to be irrelevant to the modernizing spirit and state-building needs of the first two decades of Israel’s existence as

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Jewish Secular-Believer Women in Israel

A Complex and Ambivalent Identity

Hagar Lahav

.] Politika 18 : 141 – 172 . Bauman , Zygmunt . 1992 . Intimations of Postmodernity . London : Routledge . Beck , Ulrich . 1994 . “The Reinvention of Politics: Towards a Theory of Reflexive Modernization.” In Reflexive Modernization: Politics

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Menachem Keren-Kratz

is manifested by all prominent religious leaders, especially the Extreme Orthodox ones, who insist on the total embrace of tradition and reject all forms of modernization and modern technology. Nevertheless, as I shall demonstrate, modern ideas

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Sociology in the Garden

Beyond the Liberal Grammar of Contemporary Sociology

Nissim Mizrachi

locate the source of the problem in the actors themselves, their culture, or their ‘objective’ positions within the modernization process. Instead, it attributes that blindness to oppressive social forces that, while molding behavior, remain hidden from

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Dan Rabinowitz, Russell Stone, Guy Ben-Porat, Paul Scham, Wilhelm Kempf, Lior Libman, and Asaf Sharabi

knowledge, which provides freedom. Zionism established itself as a national movement led by Jews who rebelled against the prevailing Orthodox leadership following the modernization of Jewish life that began in the eighteenth century. Yet, as Zionist leaders

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Ken Stein, Yael Berda, Galia Golan, Pnina Peri, Yuval Benziman, Dalia Gavriely-Nuri, Muzna Awayed-Bishara, and Aziza Khazzoom

by the police themselves and the multiple roles with which they were tasked. Those included routine law enforcement, spying on immigrants to ferret out anti-Mapai activity, acting as agents of social integration in order to ‘modernize’ the Middle