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Melissa Weininger: Women and War in Israeli Culture

When: Mon., May 8, 7-8:30 p.m. 2017

What are the consequences for women of Israeli military culture and the image of the ideal Israeli man, a soldier whose masculinity is linked to militarism, and who is the primary unit of the nation? Several Israeli works of literature have recently explored these questions, including Shani Boianjiu’s novel "The People of Forever are Not Afraid" & Talya Lavie’s film "Zero Motivation." Dr. Melissa Weininger, Lecturer in Modern Hebrew at Rice University, will discuss these representations of women in the Israeli military and the challenge they present to dominant conceptions of Israeli national identity & Zionist ideals of masculinity.

Price: $10

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