Israeli society

The First Conference for Policy Makers in the Humanities, Focusing on the Connection between the Humanities and Israeli Society
18/02/2016 - 09:00 to 17:00
In 2014, the Planning and Budgeting Committee and the plenum of the Israel Council for Higher Education established a permanent steering committee for the humanities. One of the aims of that committee is to create a community of policy makers in the humanities who will identify the challenges in...
Call for Participants - Multilingualism in Israeli Society: Language, Memory, and Ethics
Group directors: Dr. Tal Goldfajn and Prof. Alon Confino Multilingualism is a global phenomenon that has characterized Israeli society since its inception. Hebrew, Arabic, English, Russian, Amharic, Yiddish, and other languages are part of the texture of Israelis’ everyday life, their values,...
26/01/2015 - 11:00 to 17:30
The conference will focus on the changes that have taken place and are still taking place in the Middle East in recent years and how cultural agents have mediated the key events and the struggles for change. The emphasis will be on the Arab and Israeli space. Among the main questions asked will be...
14/12/2014 - 19:00 to 21:00
In recent decades, complex processes have taken place in Israel: Social groups have reshaped their social and symbolic boundaries in an attempt to take their place in the social hierarchy and in systems of power relations shaped by the state and its agents. Points of Reference: Changing Identities...
Points of Reference: Changing Identities and Social Positioning in Israel
Is Ashkenazi or Mizrahi ethnicity relevant to youngsters in Israel? How do Israeli women decide on a surname after marriage? How did pork become part of the Israeli scene in recent years? How does the post-Soviet reality explain the shaping of the identity of Russian immigrants in Israel? Why do...
Police and Policing
Policing is part of the social oversight that has become institutionalized in the modern state, in which the police serves as the enforcer of the rules of the game defined as “maintaining public order.” In practice, the police, like other bureaucratic organizations, has vast authority that exceeds...
Ageism in the Israeli Society: The Social Construction of Old Age
A person’s age is not only a numerical or chronological bit of data. The social construction of age – that is, “ageism” – and the cultural meaning of this construction reflect values, prejudices, emotional bias, and institutional discrimination. Ageism in the Israeli Society: The Social...

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