Mizrahi women: Identity and herstory

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The wordplay in English involving “history” and “herstory” illustrates the claim that history was written by men about men, and that the role of women is missing. The feminist revolution has penetrated into the ivory towers and begun to trickle into fields of research and to illuminate the absence and marginality of women in history. Gender research in political thought revealed the apparatuses for the separation and exclusion of women. This claim has been investigated by female researchers in various disciplines. Susan Okin found that the inclusive term “man” is not so abstract when it comes to the gender division.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJewish Women in Pre-State Israel
Subtitle of host publicationLife History, Politics, and Culture
EditorsRuth Kark, Margalit Shilo, Galit Hasan-Rokem
PublisherBrandeis University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781584658085
ISBN (Print)9781584657026
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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