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Esther Hertzog

This article elaborates on the connection between hygiene/cleanliness and the bureaucratic control of Ethiopian immigrants in Israel. It discusses the role of stigmatisation in constructing immigrants' perceived backwardness and weakness, which necessitate guidance. The analysis also demonstrates the patronisation of immigrant women through inspection of their tidiness as mothers and housewives. The case of the Ethiopian immigrants, who began arriving in Israel at the beginning of the 1980s and still immigrate, will be used to suggest that the bureaucratic regulation of immigrants, rather than racism or cultural differentials, is behind the integration process. Moreover, the similarities between the absorption practices applied towards immigrants from Ethiopia and those from Muslim countries in the 1950s will be discussed in terms of the bureaucratic patronage over immigrants in Israel.

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A. James McAdams

The future political culture of eastern Germany and, with it, the relationship

between unified Germany’s once divided populations will

depend heavily upon how all Germans respond to a distinctive fact

about the east. The region experienced not one but, counting the

German Democratic Republic (GDR), two separate eras of dictatorship.

This fact can be, and has been, understood in two different

ways, with significantly different implications in each case. The first

is the perspective of the victim. According to this view, the citizens of

the GDR uniquely had to shoulder the burden of having been born,

in effect, “in the wrong place.” Not only did they endure greater

hardships than their western counterparts, such as the rebuilding of

Germany after World War II, but they suffered by themselves

through the debilitating consequences of Soviet occupation and their

inability, until 1990, to act upon the right to “free self-determination”

(to quote the original preamble of the Basic Law). As a result, according

to this argument, easterners were owed special treatment after

unification because of their distinctive misfortunes.

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To Be or Not to Be a Hero

Recognition and Citizenship among Disabled Veterans of the Sri Lankan Army

Matti Weisdorf and Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

this hiatus. Many scholars have argued that veterans expect special treatment in return for their service and sacrifices and that this sometimes translates into a particular, privileged kind of “military citizenship” ( Cowen 2005 ; Trundle 2013

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Psalms 113–118

Qualified Praise?

Jeremy Schonfield

contains a dramatic core, of which this psalm is merely the climax. In all rites, this last psalm receives special treatment, Talmudic texts referring to various patterns of repetition. These are mostly described in the context of discussions of Sukkot

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Nissim Leon, Judy Baumel-Schwartz, Amir Paz-Fuchs, and Roy Kreitner

: salaried workers think that the self-employed are not paying their share, and there is also talk that concentrated interests (whether corporate or because of links to politically connected groups) get special treatment. Perhaps today, the major political

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EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

A new space for a study of novel forms of diplomacy

Zane Šime

for future research. First, due to the intrinsic characteristics of the EU macro-regional frameworks being receptive to a diversity of actors interested in engaging in the implementation structures, it deserves special treatment from the rest of

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A Dignified Meal

Negotiated Spaces in India’s School Meal Program

Sony Pellissery, Sattwick Dey Biswas, and Biju Abraham

children, seeing and smelling better food given to teachers, described feeling alienated. The feeling of alienation is not pervasive, however, and most students would agree that this kind of special treatment is acceptable since the teachers are “masters

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Manuel Stoffers, Blake Morris, Alan Meyer, Younes Saramifar, Andrew Cobbing, Martin Emanuel, Rudi Volti, Caitlin Starr Cohn, Caitríona Leahy, and Sunny Stalter-Pace

ports considered for special treatment, but focuses on the case of Moji. Situated across the Kanmon Strait from Shimonoseki at the entrance to the Inland Sea, Moji’s prodigious growth was based on exporting coal—the “lifeblood” of the port— from the

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Death of a Statesman – Birth of a Martyr

Martyrdom and Memorials in Post–Civil War Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

Hariri accorded special status and given special treatment? He is one victim among many. During the civil war more than 17,000 persons disappeared, the majority of them Christian civilians. As Humphrey and Kisirwan (2001) have argued, uncovering the

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Adam Hansen

singled out for special treatment outside the operational demands of current threat levels. 8 Accordingly, we can ignore the fact that such policies disproportionately affect some members of the community more than others: between 2012 and 2013, 57.4% of