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Naomi Chazan, Morad Elsana, Ian S. Lustick, Sam Lehman-Wilzig, Gideon Rahat, Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Daphne Inbar, and Oren Barak

perform without indicating that their solemn recitations and calculated self-presentations are performances. Thus, according to Kravel-Tovi, both the agents of the state and those who aspire to an official classification as Jewish find ways to rationalize

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Ian S. Lustick

Jerusalem suburbanization. The argument echoes one side of a traditional dispute within Zionism. The classical self-presentation of the movement by its leaders ascribes its success to a visionary elite (epitomized by the idea of Theodor Herzl ‘founding the

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The Gods of the Hunt

Stereotypes, Risk and National Identity in a Spanish Enclave in North Africa

Brian Campbell

-lords. In adopting Ceutan leadership, the visitor is discursively infantilised as the holder of orientalist fantasies. Unable to see or navigate danger, visitors’ self-presentation and communication with the world must be strictly supervised. Moroccan

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Ksenia Gavrilova

, as well as prevent further questions about the interview objectives. The notion of the region’s depopulation is part of the everyday knowledge of local residents, being pivotal for the (self-)presentation rhetoric of Kamchatka as a region. This

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Larisa Deriglazova

constant reference point for national identity and for self-presentation within and outside of Russia, as well as a direction to be chosen or rejected as Russia strives for future development. In the early 1990s, Europe and the EU were often presented in

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Family on the Edge

Neblagopoluchnaia Family and the State in Yakutsk and Magadan, Russian Federation

Lena Sidorova and Elena Khlinovskaya Rockhill

even more dire. Decent self-presentation is expensive: some (especially younger) people exceed their financial means lest they appear poor or rural. But straining to appear urban are perhaps seen as mechanisms, which will help them not to become remote

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Calm Vessels

Cultural Expectations of Pregnant Women in Qatar

Susie Kilshaw, Daniel Miller, Halima Al Tamimi, Faten El-Taher, Mona Mohsen, Nadia Omar, Stella Major, and Kristina Sole

clothing and cover their hair with a shayla . Some women, depending on family or tribal tradition or personal choice, will also wear a niqab to cover their faces. In Qatar, as in most of the Arab Gulf, there is a requirement of ‘modest self-presentation

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Manly Merchants

Commerce, Mobility and Masculinity among Afghan Traders in Eurasia

Magnus Marsden

also traders from Afghanistan based in Odessa, as well as the people of his home region more generally. Yet, in specific respects, Dur Muhammad's self-presentation also departs from this carefully cultivated image of the reputable Muslim merchant. I