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Vol. 4, No. 2 Winter 2014
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Journal of Levantine Studies

Journal of Levantine Studies (JLS) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, academic journal dedicated to the critical study of the geographical, social, and cultural settings which, in various periods of history, have been known as the "Levant." The journal is published biannually in English in print and online by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.

The Editorial Board welcomes scholarly debate on the symbolic and theoretical significance of the Levant as well as on the political, social, and cultural manifestations of reality for the people of the region. The journal looks to publish articles that engage contemporary academic discussions on relevant socio-political topics including (but not limited to) processes of religion and secularization, the construction of memory, literary and linguistic streams, the migration of knowledge and people, consumerism and commercial networks, globalization, and the study of nationality and trans-nationalism.

Vol. 4, No. 2 Winter 2014

Editor's Note Free Access
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Cyril Aslanov
The eighth issue of JLS opens with a collective article on the sociology of religion. “Theology of Migration: Toward a Comparative Conceptualization” by Uriya Shavit, Galia Sabar, Andrew Esensten, and Teresa Harings Lavi proposes a theology of migration through an analysis of religious communities with migratory histories and distinguishes between “proactive-adaptive” and “retrospective-adaptive” approaches....
Articles
Theology of Migration: Toward a Comparative Conceptualization
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Uriya Shavit, Galia Sabar, Andrew Esensten, and Teresa Harings
Islamic Legal Hybridity and Patriarchal Liberalism in the Shari'a Courts in IsraelFree Access
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Moussa Abou Ramadan
The Hybrid Women of the Arab Spring Revolutions: Islamization of Feminism, Feminization of Islam
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Mira Tzoreff
The Iraqi Novel and the Christians of Iraq
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Ronen Zeidel
Essay
Of Vines, Fig Trees and the Ashes of Bigotry
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Zvi Ben-Dor Benite
dock-ument
Mehmet Yashin: He Could Never Be a Poet of One CountryFree Access
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Zohar Kohavi
The Lord of LaurelsFree Access
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Mehmet Yashin
Someone Else's FatherFree Access
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Mehmet Yashin
Reviews
The Review SectionFree Access
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Wael Abu-'Uksa, Yonatan Mendel
Book Review
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Lital Levy
Julia Philips Cohen. Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 219 pp.
Book Review
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Marios Hadjianastasis
Marc Aymes. A Provincial History of the Ottoman Empire: Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Nineteenth Century. Oxon: Routledge, 2013. 240 pp.
Book Review
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Chibli Mallat
Elizabeth F. Thompson. Justice Interrupted: The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013. 432 pp.
Book Review
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John R. McNeill
Ronnie Ellenblum. The Collapse of the Eastern Mediterranean: Climate Change and the Decline of the East, 950-1072. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 270 pp.