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Transformation, Post-Modernism, and Community

The Case of Sakha (Iakutiia)

Tatiana Argounova-Low

This issue of Sibirica focuses on one of the Siberian regions—The Republic of Sakha (Iakutiia). This in-depth presentation has two main goals: we hope to provide the readers with a more detailed look into the current situation in the republic and to start a new initiative of the journal to take close-up looks at various Siberian regions. For Siberian studies Sakha represents an interesting case: on the one hand, its experience and developments are unique, its recent political and economic changes are setting an example of potential way to devolution; on the other hand, the republic’s experiences are typical of those in any other Siberian peripheral region.

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Melissa Feinberg

Maria Bucur, Gendering Modernism: A Historical Reappraisal of the Canon , London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017, xi +149 pp., $24.95 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-350-0265-4. Maria Bucur, The Century of Women: How Women Have Transformed the World

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Moshe Berent

Ernest Gellner notes that the quarrel between himself and Anthony Smith could be summarized by the question: do nations have navels? According to his modernist outlook, while some nations might have navels, others do not, and in any case it is not important; while in Smith's conception, navels constitute an 'ethnic core', essential for nation-building. Yet in the pre–independence nation-building process, what Smith considers Israel's ethnic core—mainly the concepts of the 'Chosen People' and 'Holy Land'—either did not have the same meaning or did not play the important role that Smith attributes to them. Indeed, Smith's account of Zionism is a post–independence invention and in this respect a further corroboration of modernism.

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Anna Bara and Erika Monahan

intended. Contrary to the svoir faire— local, practical skills that James Scott, in Seeing Like a State argued could serve as a corrective to the failures of “high modernism”—Cameron finds that local involvement in bai confiscation made it worse, and

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Creating a Significant Community

Religious Engagements in the Film Ha-Mashgihim (God’s Neighbors)

Merav Alush-Levron

Universality and Particularity In his book Formations of the Secular , Talal Asad (2003) applies mythical dimensions to the ‘secular’ formulation that shaped secularism as a liberal doctrine. According to Asad, the key reason for criticizing modernism is not

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Tatiana Vagramenko

/Western/secular) world and its ideology of resistance to “corrupted” modernism, dominated the local religious landscape and became a fast-growing church there. To answer what made possible the rise of Christian fundamentalism in the Nenets tundra, this article shifts the

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The Return to the Monument

The Looming Absence of the Temple

Hava Schwartz

University Press . 10.1017/CBO9780511523809 Mann , Barbara . 2011 . Space and Place in Jewish Studies . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press . Nitzan-Shiftan , Alona . 2011 . “ There Are Stones with Hearts of Men: On Monuments, Modernism and

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Hebrew Literature in the ‘World Republic of Letters’

Translation and Reception, 1918–2018

Yael Halevi-Wise and Madeleine Gottesman

as Reflected in Arabic Translations of Modern Hebrew Literature .” Target 16 ( 1 ): 53 – 68 . 10.1075/target.16.1.04kay Kronfeld , Chana . 1996 . On the Margins of Modernism: Decentering Literary Dynamics . Berkeley : University of

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Osnat Roth-Cohen and Yehiel Limor

very forefront of modernism. Gradual Integration of Professionals As the population of admen grew, so did the scope of advertising. A growing need arose to adapt advertisements to different target audiences and to seek out new ways of expression that

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Gigi Moti

Yisraelit 3 ( 2 ): 253 – 276 . Saada-Ofir , Galit . 2009 . “ Modernism from the Other Side of Israel: Voices from the City of Sderot .” [In Hebrew.] In Tzameret et al . 2009 , 361 – 375 . Saada-Ofir , Galit . 2010 . “ Popular Music and