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Hanna Herzog

Hanna Herzog is associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University. She specializes in political sociology, ethnic relations and sociology of gender. Her books include Political Ethnicity: The Image and the Reality; Gendering Politics: Women in Israel and Sex, Gender, Politics: Women in Israel. Among her recent articles are “‘Both an Arab and a Woman’: Gendered Racialized Experiences of Female Palestinian Citizens of Israel” and “Military-Family Relations in Israel as Genderizing Social Mechanism.”

Articles by this author

Politics in the Yishuv and Israel

Women’s status in Israeli political arena has been shaped by two major contradictory forces that operate simultaneously. On the one hand, women are defined as part of the collective and are recognized, treated, and organized as a social category, mainly on the basis of traditional roles as wives and mothers. On the other hand, the politics of identity has been restricted by marginalizing and denouncing social identity as a basis for political action, and thus excludes women.

Feminism in Contemporary Israel

The first wave of feminism in Israel washed over the country as early as the pre-statehood Jewish community in Palestine prior to the establishment of the State of Israel. "Old Yishuv" refers to the Jewish community prior to 1882; "New Yishuv" to that following 1882.Yishuv period.

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