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Migration within, from and to the Middle East

Sabine Strasser and Shahnaz R. Nadjmabadi

During the last few decades, the range of key anthropological issues in the Middle East has changed remarkably. Along with relations between tribes and states, nomadism, kinship, ethnic and national conflicts, and tensions caused by oil and water, today’s post-9/11 effects and diversifying patterns of migration have increasingly attracted scholarly interest. Although they have entered the field of migration studies surprisingly late, social anthropologists have recently amplified their participation in this booming research area, particularly in transnational studies.

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Murad Idris, David Albert, Yitzhak Dahan, Nancy E. Berg, and Barbara U. Meyer

Jacob Shamir and Khalil Shikaki, Palestinian and Israeli Public Opinion: The Public Imperative in the Second Intifada Review by Murad Idris

Eytan Gilboa and Efraim Inbar, eds., US-Israeli Relations in a New Era: Issues and Challenges after 9/11 Review by David Albert

Uri Cohen and Nissim Leon, The Herut Movement’s Central Committee and the Mizrahim, 1965–1977: From Patronizing Partnership to Competitive Partnership Review by Yitzhak Dahan

Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, ed., Wanderers and Other Israeli Plays Review by Nancy E. Berg

Shalom Goldman, Zeal for Zion: Christians, Jews, and the Idea of the Promised Land Review by Barbara U. Meyer

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Publications, Films and Conferences

Mark Slobin, Joobin Bekhrad, Florian Volm, Farideh Pourgiv, Paul Fox, Weronika Kuta, and Birgit Reinel


Baily, John (2015), War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan: The Ethnographer’s Tale and Sakata, Hiromi Lorraine (2013), Afghanistan Encounters with Music and Friends


Tasfiya, Tajikistan, by Sharofat Arabova, 2014

Die Neue (The New Girl), Germany, by Buket Alakus, 2015


International Conference on Central and West Asia and Diasporas: The Transnational and Transgenerational, 14–16 March 2015, Inaugural Central and West Asia and Diasporas Research Network (CWADRN) Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Conference of Commission on Anthropology of the Middle East of the IUAES (International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences), 9–11 September 2015, Cracow, Poland

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Udi Sommer

This article analyzes decision making in national security cases on the Israeli Supreme Court and draws broader comparative conclusions. In the post-9/11 era, security has topped the national agendas in numerous established democracies, with repercussions involving their courts. Analyses of decision making on national security in Western judiciaries may benefit from lessons from the Israeli Court, which has been a pivotal player in this domain. A formal model analyzes how internal court institutions plus the rationality of individual justices are conducive to strategic Court behavior. Predictions are tested empirically using an original database with security decisions from 1997 to 2004. The findings indicate that constitutional design, Court leadership, ideology of the ruling coalition and interest group activity have influenced decisions of the Israeli Court on national defense. This study builds on and expands existing scholarship on the complex links among law, politics, and national security in Israel and beyond.

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Lamazhaa Chimiza

üezi , from the moment of conception to birth); cradle ( kavajlyg üe , from birth to 1–2 years); toddlerhood ( chash üe , from 2–3 to 3–4 years), childhood ( bichi üe , from 3–4 to 9–11 years); adolescence ( eleedi üe , from 9–11 to 15–16 years); youth

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Nir Gazit and Yagil Levy

, that of military studies (in international relations, psychology, sociology, and, more recently, anthropology) and that of police studies (mainly in criminology and sociology). However, in the last two decades, and particularly since 9/11, the dividing

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Migration Destination Choice as a Criterion of Self-Identification

The Case of Young People Leaving Noril’sk and Dudinka

Nadezhda Zamyatina

Noril’sk Born outside the North One parent / both parents come from Azerbaijan 23, Noril’sk higher rating 8.1 16.2 2.7 78 22 5 L-1, Noril’sk 13.5 18.9 10.8 70 24 0 G-1, Noril’sk 7.4 25.9 11.1 74 22 0 9, Noril’sk middle rating 2.4 9.5 7.1 50 3 0 16, Noril

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Carolyn Podruchny

between the Anishinaabe and Dakota in his book An Infinity of Nations: How the Native New World Shaped Early North Americ a (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011). 11 Innes, Elder Brother , 9–11. 12 Innes, Elder Brother , 14. 13 Nancy

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Adi Binhas

organizations did not reveal their internal conflicts, and efforts were made to present a united front. This attitude was mentioned by several of the interviewees (1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11). According to Interviewee 11: “We thought that revealing inner tensions would

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Manijeh Nasrabadi, Maryam Aras, Alexander Djumaev, Sina Zekavat, Mary Elaine Hegland, Rosa Holman, and Amina Tawasil

, and a correlation to the praising of the veiled woman and religious architecture that continues to be developed and maintained since 1979. By looking at ethnographic examples of a post-9/11 War on Terror, Fakhri Haghani explored the possibility of