Sexuality and the Body in New Religious Zionist Discourse: Shoah Education in Israeli State Schools (Israel: Society, Culture, and History)
By: Erik H. Cohen (author), Yakir Englander (author), Avi Sagi (author)Hardback
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The religious-Zionist community in Israel developed as an attempt to combine Jewish Law commitment with the values of modernity, two networks of meaning coexisting in tension and not easily reconciled. This book develops a new paradigm for reading religious cultures through a description and analysis of the sexuality discourse as it emerges in the virtual exchange in the Religious-Zionist writings. This is a new endeavor in the study of religious-Zionism or of modern Orthodoxy, centering on the body as the realm of confrontation and considering aspects such as homosexuality, lesbianism, masturbation, and relationships between the sexes.
Erik H. Cohen (PhD University of Nanterre, France), is an associate professor at the School of Education at Bar-Ilan University in Israel and at several local colleges. He is the director of Research & Evaluation, an independent group of researchers which has conducted numerous international studies, and is a member of the Facet Theory Association and served as its secretary for two years (2001-2003). He is the author of half a dozen books in English, French and Hebrew, and has been widely published in refereed academic journals. He has edited books on the topics of Jewish identity, education, tourism, methodology and other related subjects. He serves on a number of scientific committees, as a consulting editor for two journals, and has launched the International Journal of Jewish Education Research (IJJER) as co-editor.
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