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ERIC Number: EJ818108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
To Be an Arab Jewish Girl in a State Religious School in Israel: Navigating Gender, Ethnicity and Class in Religious Zionist Identity and Culture
Sztokman, Elana
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v11 n2 p217-235 Aug 2006
This paper examines the ways in which gender, religion, ethnicity and class intertwine in a state religious girl's junior high school in Israel. It is based on ethnographic data collected from 1999-2002, including interviews with staff and students and observations of classes and other school events. The claim is made that in this school, hierarchies overlap, such that ethnic hierarchies mesh with academic hierarchies, and Ashkenazi religious rhetoric becomes a tool with which to keep certain girls perpetually marginalized. The paper brings in a particularly poignant observation of Noa, a student of Moroccan descent, arguing with her Ashkenazi religious studies teacher about social justice and moral goodness as they find expression in Genesis and in the hallways of the school. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel