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Middle Eastern Women And The Invisible Economy, Heather J. Sharkey Dec 1999

Middle Eastern Women And The Invisible Economy, Heather J. Sharkey

Departmental Papers (NELC)

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Women In The Middle East And North Africa, Heather J. Sharkey Dec 1999

Women In The Middle East And North Africa, Heather J. Sharkey

Departmental Papers (NELC)

No abstract provided.


Review Of Rella Kushelevsky, Moses And The Angel Of Death, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1999

Review Of Rella Kushelevsky, Moses And The Angel Of Death, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

For many years comparative thematics was the principal method of comparative literature until formalism and structuralism emerged as the key terms of avant-garde scholarship. Now, in an era when these very terms are relegated to the backyard of the academy by trendier directions, thematic analysis is enjoying a modest rejuvenation.1 Within this re-emerging paradigm Yoav Elstein and Avidov Lipsker have launched a very ambitious project known as "The Thematological Encylcopedia of Jewish Literature." They have outlined their methodology in two programmatic essays,2 and together and separately published several case studies.3 Yoav Elstein has also guest-edited volume 30 ...


Jewish Folk Literature, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1999

Jewish Folk Literature, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

Four interrelated qualities distinguish Jewish folk literature: (a) historical depth, (b) continuous interdependence between orality and literacy, (c) national dispersion, and (d) linguistic diversity. In spite of these diverging factors, the folklore of most Jewish communities clearly shares a number of features. The Jews, as a people, maintain a collective memory that extends well into the second millennium BCE. Although literacy undoubtedly figured in the preservation of the Jewish cultural heritage to a great extent, at each period it was complemented by orality. The reciprocal relations between the two thus enlarged the thematic, formal, and social bases of Jewish folklore ...


National Identity In Turkey, Seth Robertson Wood Jan 1999

National Identity In Turkey, Seth Robertson Wood

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

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