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ERIC Number: EJ1105833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Black Skin, White Pioneer: Non-Traditional Casting in an Israeli School Pageant
Shem-Tov, Naphtaly
Research in Drama Education, v18 n4 p346-358 2013
The casting of a black Ethiopian Jewish girl to play a white Zionist pioneer character in an Israeli school pageant causes feelings of discomfort among the teachers, especially the vice-principal. The vice-principal uses theatrical and historical reasons to justify her opposition to the casting which can actually be perceived as new/colour-blind racism. The term non-traditional casting and its subcategories are the analytical concepts through which this case study is observed. I argue that although the vice-principal finally agreed to this unusual casting, she succeeded in shaping the situation into an essentialist, racial and national hierarchy and maintained, in this manner, the conformist order.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A