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Belonging Via Involvement in Civic Discourse: Russian Jewish Homecomers in Israel

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
6 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

Exiting plane in Israel

Presentation explores the “immigration stories” told by Russian-Jewish arrivals in Israel during the 1990s and how these narratives engage the local ethno-national discourse as the newcomers strive to gain material and symbolic resources while seeking recognition from the host society and their own manner of belonging.

Tamar Rapoport is a Professor of sociology of education at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her current research projects include studies of  immigration and homecoming, gender, education and religiosity, motherhood and literacy among Muslim women, and a comparative, qualitative study of gender and soccer fandom in Israel and Germany.

Apr 18 2012 - 6:00pm