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The Emergence of Feminism in the Mizrahi Ashkenazi Discourse

Monday, February 6, 2012
12:00 AM
2015 Tisch Hall, Comp Lit Library

n this talk Dahan Kalev provides a critical analysis of the emergence of Mizrahi feminist movement in Israel. Beginning with the immigration of liberal feminist activists in the 1970s, she moves through the development of feminist consciousness and its impact on Israeli politics and society, to the formation of a distinct Mizrahi feminist movement twenty years later. Within her new politico-historical context of “second order discourse,” she reconsiders concepts such as “sisterhood” and “solidarity,” “Arabness” and “color.”
Dr. Henriette Dahan Kalev is a political scientist, the founder and the first Director of the Gender Studies Program at the Ben Gurion University. During this academic year she is a visiting scholar at the Taub Center and The Kevorkian Center at New York University.