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Adam R. Kaul, Loredana Salis, Mairead Nic Craith, and Stefan Handler

Coleman, S. and P. Collins (2007) (eds), Locating the Field, Space, Place and Context in Anthropology (Oxford: Berg), 256 pp., Pb: £19.99, ISBN-13: 978-1845204037.

Screeton, P. (2008), Mars Bars and Mushy Peas: Urban Legend and the Cult of Celebrity (Loughborough: Heart of Albion), 184 pp., Pb: £14.95, ISBN-13: 978-1-905646-11-1.

Smith, L, and A. Natsuko (2009) (eds), Intangible Heritage (London and New York: Routledge) 312 pp., Pb: £23.99, Hb: £70.00, ISBN-13: 978-0-415-47396-5.

Tiesler, N. C. (2006), Muslime in Europa: Religion und Identitätspolitiken unter veränderten gesellschaftlichen Verhältnissen (Münster: LIT), 240 pp., Pb: €24.90, ISBN-13: 978-3-8258-9490-0.

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'War, Women and Song'

The Case of Hanka Ordonówna

Beth Holmgren

This article analyses the performances of the Polish cabaret singer-cum-movie star, Hanka Ordonówna/Ordonka, during the Second World War, and subsequent representations of her through physical monuments and biographical treatments in print and on film. It locates Ordonka in the context of female performers entertaining the troops, the lone woman on the front socially approved for her tasteful display of a morale-boosting sexuality before an audience of largely male combatants. ‘War, Women and Song’ argues for Ordonka’s exceptional case due to her popular pre-war celebrity and her own war time experience, when she shared or witnessed her compatriots’ tragic fate of occupation, deportation, mass death and, in many cases, permanent exile. In her war work, Ordonka doubly incarnated for her audiences a lost pre-war culture of urbane sophistication and eroticised charm and a war time victim turned conventional national heroine when she spearheaded a rescue mission of five hundred Polish children orphaned by Soviet atrocities. Ordonka came to represent to her nation both an irresistible lover and an exemplary surrogate parent with the qualities of a self- sacrificing matka polka (Polish mother).

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Maria Bucur

's not even in the same school with me.” She was one of the dorm celebrities since the Freshman Ball. Miss Freshman. Look at them, boy, these celebs know how to suffer too. But a few seconds later I went to her. I took her in my arms and kept her as

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David N. Myers, Pnina Lahav, Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder, Adi Mahalel, and Lauren B. Strauss

readers will likely quote, excerpt, and remember, tends to be the colorful but well-trodden ground of Hollywood and other American celebrities and their relationship with the Jewish state over 70 years. These celebrities are not all Jews—far from it. The

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Anna Bara, Tero Mustonen, and Oxana Zemtsova

Vilhjalmur Stefansson from Iceland, was one of the first to settle. For Arctic golfers, the village has the Billy Joss Open Celebrity Golf Tournament, northernmost of its kind. Let us first investigate the merits of the book. By focusing on how men “get

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Maria Bucur, Alexandra Ghit, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Ivana Pantelić, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Elizabeth A. Wood, Anna Müller, Galina Goncharova, Zorana Antonijević, Katarzyna Sierakowska, Andrea Feldman, Maria Kokkinou, Alexandra Zavos, Marija M. Bulatović, Siobhán Hearne, and Rayna Gavrilova

conclusion, a helpful summary of its major arguments. I cannot possibly do justice to all the important essays included in this volume, but here's an overview of the contents. The first, Alison Rowley's “Russian Revolutionary as American Celebrity: A Case

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Creating a Significant Community

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

Merav Alush-Levron

playing backgammon ( shesh besh ) and arguing about which ethnic group, Turks or Moroccans, are better players. Avi is proud of his Turkish origins, while Kobi is equally proud of Moroccan-Jewish celebrities. In response, Avi reminds him of all the

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Yuval Gozansky

statism. 12 TCC’s original Hebrew-speaking productions of that era focused on live studio shows, hosted by a cadre of young and attractive Israeli actors and celebrities. This was a novel way of communicating with children, using ‘older sibling

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Stiletto Socialism

Social Class, Dressing Up, and Women's Self-Positioning in Socialist Slovenia

Polona Sitar

Communication (London: Routledge, 2002), 41. 58 Bourdieu, Distinction , 330. 59 Ibid. 60 Ana Hofman and Polona Sitar, “‘Buy Me a Silk Skirt, Mile!’ Celebrity Culture, Gender and Social Positioning in Socialist Yugoslavia,” in Social Inequalities and

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Jewish Secular-Believer Women in Israel

A Complex and Ambivalent Identity

Hagar Lahav

Jewish and non-Jewish circles, due in no small part to the engagement of celebrities like Madonna, Demi Moore, and Ashton Kutcher. Many Kabbalah researchers harshly criticize the contemporary approach, calling it a generalized, New Age, commercial idea