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Identity, place, and subversion in contemporary Mizrahi cinema in Israel

Author: Yaron Shemer
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Identity, Place, and Subversion in Contemporary Mizrahi Cinema in Israel, Yaron Shemer articulates the modalities through which Mizrahi (Oriental-Jewish or Arab-Jewish) films employ narratives, characters, and space to glean ethnic identities and, often, to redraw ethnic boundaries. This study's approach to Mizrahi ethnicity in Israel then stands in stark contrast to the conventional precept of the societal  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yaron Shemer
ISBN: 9780472118847 0472118846 0472029258 9780472029259
OCLC Number: 820123717
Description: viii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Mizrahi Cinema: Definition and Parameters --
Notes on Methodology and Theoretical Frameworks --
The Structure of the Study --
The Mizrahi Dilemma: A Critical Overview --
The Mizrahi on the Israeli Screen: Historical Context --
Critiquing Mizrahi Representation in Israeli Films --
Culture and Identity: Beyond the Essentialist/Constructionist Dyad --
The Reconstruction of the Past --
The Dual Valence of Arab Jewish Identity --
Salvage Cinema --
The Utility of Rootedness The Ethnic as a Symptom --
The Cultural Past and the Political Present --
Mediated Constructions of Mizrahi Identity: Ambivalence and Performance --
Conclusion --
Brushing with the Postmodern --
The Collapse of Postmodern Playfulness: The Redrawing of Ethnic Boundaries --
Cinematic Topos: The Inscription of Marginality --
Marginality as a Normative Space --
The Mizrahi Niche --
Film Funds --
Television --
The Dialectics of Power: Casting Subaltern Agency --
Protest in Mizrahi Cinema --
Modalities of Mizrahi Protest in Cinema --
Attenuated Protest --
Corrective Histories --
The Coupling of Victimhood and Agency in Mizrahi Protest Cinema --
Protest Films --
Sderot Cinematheque --
The Remaking of Identities --
The Mizrahi Woman --
The Ethnoclass Dilemma --
The Ethnoreligious Juncture --
Alliances and Inspirations.
Responsibility: Yaron Shemer.

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A comprehensive examination of Mizrahi film and its relationship to the formulation of Mizrahi ethnic identity in contemporary Israeli cinema  Read more...

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