‘Arab Jews’ after structuralism: Zionist discourse and the (de)formation of an ethnic identity

@article{Shenhav2012ArabJA,
  title={‘Arab Jews’ after structuralism: Zionist discourse and the (de)formation of an ethnic identity},
  author={Y. Shenhav and Hannan Hever},
  journal={Social Identities},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={101 - 118}
}
We revisit the term ‘Arab Jews’, which has been widely used in the past to depict Jews living in Arab countries, but was extirpated from the political lexicon upon their arrival in Israel in the 1950s and 1960s. We follow first the demise of this discourse and then its political reawakening in the 1990s, which was carried out mostly by second-generation Mizrahi intellectuals and activists. We review this surge of the 1990s, distinguishing between structural and post-structural interpretations… Expand
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