Concrete boxes: Mizrahi women on Israel's periphery

Pnina Motzafi-Haller, Virginia R Domínguez

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"Concrete Boxes: Mizrahi Women on Israel's Periphery offers a rich depiction of contemporary life in one marginalized development town in the Israeli Negev. Placing the stories of five women at the center, author Pnina Motzafi-Haller depicts a range of creative strategies used by each woman to make a meaningful life within a reality of multiple exclusions. These limitations, Motzafi-Haller argues, create a "concrete box," which, unlike the "glass ceiling" of the liberal feminist discourse, is multi-dimensional and harder to break free from [...] Concrete Boxes offers sustained reflection about Israeli reality rarely documented in scholarly work and a thought-provoking theoretical exploration of the ways in which individual agency encounters social restrictions and how social marginality is reproduced and challenged at the same time"--
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDetroit
PublisherWayne State University Press
Number of pages345
ISBN (Electronic)0814340601, 9780814340592
ISBN (Print)0814340598, 0814344429, 9780814344422
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRaphael Patai series in Jewish folklore and anthropology
PublisherWayne State University Press


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