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Albert I. Baumgarten

introduces and presents the English original of the preface Dame Mary Douglas (1921–2007) wrote for the Hebrew translation of Purity and Danger , which appeared in 2010 as part of the Libido (Sociology/Anthropology) Translation Series, published by Resling

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Introduction

The Personal and the Political

Simon Coleman and Sondra L. Hausner

through the relationships between religion, the body, and scripture. In 2005, toward the end of her life, Mary Douglas wrote a Preface to the Hebrew translation of Purity and Danger , and we republish that Preface here, alongside Albert I. Baumgarten

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Weapons for Witnessing

American Street Preaching and the Rhythms of War

Kyle Byron

copies of the War Cry , a Salvation Army publication ( Winston 2000: 76–85 ). Two decades later, amid the intellectual ferment of the Harlem Renaissance, Ethiopian Hebrews took to the avenues of Harlem to preach that Black Americans should embrace their

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Kosher Biotech

Between Religion, Regulation, and Globalization

Johan Fischer

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The Hebrew term ‘kosher’ means ‘fit’ or ‘proper’ and signifies foods conforming to Jewish dietary law (kashrut). Kosher biotechnical production is subject to elaborate rules that have warranted regulation over the last two decades. This article shows how kosher regulation works in biotech production. I argue that while existing studies of kosher production and regulation have emerged mostly from within business studies and the food sciences, the broader institutional picture and the personal relationships between certifiers and businesses that frame these procedures are not yet well understood. Based on empirical research and interaction with biotech companies, I provide an ethnography of how transnational governmentality warrants a product as ‘kosher’ and thereby helps to format and standardize the market. This article builds mainly on fieldwork conducted at the world’s largest producer of enzymes, Novozymes, based in Denmark, which is certified by the leading global kosher certifier, the Orthodox Union.

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Unintended Securitization

Military, Medical, and Political-Security Discourses in the Humanitarian Treatment of Syrian Casualties in Israel

Hedva Eyal and Limor Samimian-Darash

: (1) semi-structured interviews with physicians, nurses, social workers, and security and (former) military personnel; (2) observations conducted at the main hospitals in which Syrian patients have been hospitalized; and (3) analysis of Israeli (Hebrew

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Military Violence in Its Own Right

The Microsocial Foundations of Physical Military Violence in Noncombat Situations

Nir Gazit and Eyal Ben-Ari

Maymon , Nir Gazit , and Ron Shatzberg . 2004 . From Checkpoints to Flow-points: Sites of Friction between the Israel Defense Forces and Palestinians . Jerusalem : Hebrew University of Jerusalem . Ben-Ari , Eyal , Zeev Lerer , Uzi Ben

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Mindfulness and Hasidic Modernism

Toward a Contemplative Ethnography

Don Seeman and Michael Karlin

), but continue to interact with each other as well as with less avowedly modernizing forms of their respective traditions. Introducing Hasidic Modernism ‘Chabad’ is a Hebrew acronym for chochmah (wisdom), binah (understanding), and da

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Abhishek Choudhary, Rhys Machold, Ricardo Cardoso, Andreas Hackl, Martha Lagace, and Carly Machado

, which means the “catastrophe” in Arabic. Indeed, the crafting of official stories about Jewish Jerusalem or Hebrew Tel Aviv involved the strategic elimination of Palestinian history and narratives from within urban space, partly made possible by the

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Along the Lines of the Occupation

Playing at Diminished Reality in East Jerusalem

Fabio Cristiano and Emilio Distretti

surroundings, we take a detour in the direction of the Mount of Olives toward the Hebrew University campus on Mount Scopus (where the map indicates that some PokéStops are available). Continuing our walk, deep into the Palestinian side of the Green Line, we

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Palestine

A Protracted Peacebuilding Process

Emile Badarin

spiritual imageries of, and primordial ties to, Palestine. Furthermore, Jewish immigration to Palestine is signified as redemption (Ge’ola in Hebrew) of the “ancestral” land and the “cradle of Jewish people” ( Dan 2006: 48 ; Ben-Ami 2006 ; Kimmerling