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Sharon A. Kowalsky

, expressed through dueling. Identifying the duel as a foreign import, Vassiliadou traces its integration into middle-class Greek society as a means to defend male honor from public and political insult. She argues that protecting one's honor through dueling

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Shira Klein

wrong. Most instructors will warn their students that relying on Wikipedia is a sure recipe for failing assignments. Yet there is a way to mobilize this giant encyclopedia for pedagogical purposes. When students in Israel Studies classes are assigned to

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Two Patterns of Modernization

An Analysis of the Ethnic Issue in Israel

Shlomo Fischer

There is no doubt that the introduction of conflict sociology into the analysis of ethnic (Jewish) relations in Israel has made a decisive contribution to the field. Of particular note is Swirski’s (1981) class analysis, which shows how the same

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Appalling Tehran

Translation of the French Serial Story and Its Effect on the Persian Serial Story

Manizheh Abdollahi and Ehya Amalsaleh

mullah or the pseudo-modernist intellectual in ordinary Persian’ (2002: 9). Jamalzadeh’s work, like that of some serial stories, allows audiences from across social classes to consider contemporary social problems in new ways. Although there are

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Sociology in the Garden

Beyond the Liberal Grammar of Contemporary Sociology

Nissim Mizrachi

phenomenon—the ‘refusal’ of working-class Mizrahi Jews, one of Israel’s disadvantaged groups, to embrace the liberal message of social justice, equality, and human rights. Moreover, this group of Mizrahim, frequently regarded by critical sociologists as

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The East Side Story of Gender and Feminism

The Hungarian and Czech Cases

Gabriela Dudeková Kováčová

especially because of its pro-peace activities. Through this agenda, along with social requirements, it was possible to overcome the strict ideological differences between the middle-class-based FE and left-wing women's activists, and for a short while also

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Selin Çağatay

Ottoman Muslim Women [1916–1923]) demonstrates how women’s inclusion in the late Ottoman public sphere was differentiated by their class position. Both books are based on the researchers’ doctoral dissertations and both are the first thorough works on

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Public Health in Eastern Europe

Visible Modernization and Elusive Gender Transformation

Evguenia Davidova

, ethnicity, gender, social status, or class” (7). A common thread that runs through all contributions is the challenge to the validity of established “truths,” such as the West-East unidirectional transfer of knowledge and practices; the Cold War's isolation

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Eilon Schwartz

Israeli public, with working-class Mizrahim prominent among them. The group’s perspective, featured in each of the articles in this issue and showcased at a conference held at Tel Aviv University in the fall of 2015, 1 focused on the liberal agenda itself

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Francisca de Haan

ordinary women are among the least known subjects of Ottoman Turkish historiography, which she attributes to conventional and feminist historiography’s prioritizing of the elite and middle classes rather than poor and working-class women, as well as the way