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Vol. 4, No. 1 Summer 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. 1 Summer 2014

Editor's Note Free Access
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Anat Lapidot-Firilla
This publication marks the seventh issue of JLS. In 2009, as we were developing the idea of establishing a journal, we were feeling an urgent need to offer a fresh look at the region. Global changes and regional shifts in the balance of power, especially after the regional implications of the US invasion of Iraq, had become evident and gave support to this need to address the region with new tools and terminology......
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May Your Sons Settle the Land: David Ben-Gurion's Attitude toward Tel Aviv as Reflected in the Press
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Eran Eldar
The Making of Palestinian Christian Womanhood: Gender, Class, and Community in Mandate Palestine
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Laura Robson
The Palestinian Historiography of Family Leadership during the British MandateFree Access
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Mustafa Badran
Life under the Last Sky: History, Memory, and Trauma in Dudu Busi's Noble Savage
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Moran Benit
Dossier
Does Turkish Literature Exist? An Attempt to Answer through the Works of Leyla Erbil, Şavkar Altınel, and Ataol Behramoğlu
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Sibel Erol
On the Question of an Authentic and Original Turkish Literature
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Leyla Erbil
Yahya Kemal, T. S. Eliot, and the Force of "Tradition"
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Şavkar Altınel
Organic Poetry
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Ataol Behramoğlu
dock-ument
Introducing a Jurist Who Dreams: Toward a New Mapping of DiscriminationFree Access
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Zohar Kohavi
The Dream and Its Construction: Mizrahi-Arab Cooperation to Combat DiscriminationFree Access
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Yifat Bitton
Reviews
The Review SectionFree Access
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Wael Abu-'Uksa and Yonatan Mendel
Book Review
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Zur Shalev
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I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013. 293 pp.
Book Review
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Amy Remensnyder
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London: Hurst, 2012. 289 pp.
Book Review
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Laavanya Kathiravelu
Neha Vora. Impossible Citizens: Dubai’s Indian Diaspora
Durham: Duke University Press, 2013. 264 pp.