From Melting Pot to Multiculturalism: Eshkol Nevo’s Ashkenazi Comedy

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Abstract

This article reads Eshkol Nevo’s highly popular narrative fiction - comprising five novels and a collection of stories - as a vehicle of Ashkenazi hegemony in Israel. The article will track and analyze the ways in which Ashkenazi hegemony, through a series of subtle and not so subtle narratological moves, strives to maintain its dominance and superiority even in the face of a social paradigm shift from melting pot ideology to multiculturalism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-281
Number of pages18
JournalJewish Culture and History
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2016

Keywords

  • Eshkol Nevo
  • Ethnic comedy
  • Melting pot comedy
  • Mizrahi-Ashkenazi rift
  • Multiculturalism

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