Journal of Levantine Studies


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VOLUME 7, NO. 1 IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
The current volume of the Journal of Levantine Studies pays tribute to Egyptian Jewish essayist and novelist Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff by dedicating a thematic discussion to the concept of the Arab-Jew, which is strongly connected to the idea of Levantinism. In her writing Kahanoff considers the dilemmas of Mediterranean Jews and opens the possibilities of imagining a new geographical, political, cultural, and historical space: the Levant. Similarly, the idea of the Arab-Jew reflects the possibilities or impossibilities of the Levant and Levantine belonging. It offers possibilities of thinking beyond the politicized categories of ethnic identity and of considering the Mediterranean as a combination of local and regional histories.2 The three articles and essay presented in this thematic discussion attempt to highlight the Arab-Jew and propose new directions of research on the topic in light of the last decade’s rich scholarship regarding this important part of a Levantine world and identity.

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(Photo of Yemeni family walking through the desert to a reception camp set up by the "Joint" near Aden, 1949, Israeli National Photo Archive, Wikimediacommons)
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Vol. 1, No. 1 Summer 2011

Editor's note | Anat Lapidot-Firilla

Protest throughout the Arab world has washed the shores of North Africa in recent months and has spread to the eastern Mediterranean, and to Yemen and Bahrain in the Arabian Peninsula. The mass outcry that has already succeeded in deposing unjust, longtime dictators has been dubbed by the media “the Arab Spring,” inspired by the wave of revolutions in Europe in 1848 and 1849. Like Louis-Philippe of France, Hosny Mubarak of Egypt and Zine al-Abidin Ben Ali of Tunis have been overthrown at the behest of their people. Other rulers, such as the leaders of Syria,Libya and Yemen, face protests…

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  • What about Levantinization?
    Jacqueline Kahanoff
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  • Beyond the Sea of Formlessness: Jacqueline Kahanoff and the Levantine Generation
    Daniel Monterescu
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  • “The Mediterranean Option”: On the Politics of Regional Affiliation in Current Israeli Cultural Imagination
    Gil Z. Hochberg
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  • Center or Frontier: Hungary and Its Jews, Between East and West
    Guy Miron
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  • The Orient in the Literature of the Haskalah: A Levantine Reading in Euchel, Löwisohn and Mapu
    Amir Banbaji
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  • The Long Shadow of Max Weber: The Notion of Transcendence and the Spirit of Mystical Islam
    Salman Bashier
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  • The Struggle for Humanism in Islamic Contexts
    Mohammed Arkoun
  • Rediscovering the Mediterranean: Political Critique and Mediterraneanism in Mohammed Arkoun’s Thought
    Wael Abu-'Uska
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  • Mahmoud Darwish: Poetry’s State of Siege
    Almog Behar
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+ Articles
  • What about Levantinization?
    Jacqueline Kahanoff
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  • Beyond the Sea of Formlessness: Jacqueline Kahanoff and the Levantine Generation
    Daniel Monterescu
    Free download Download
  • “The Mediterranean Option”: On the Politics of Regional Affiliation in Current Israeli Cultural Imagination
    Gil Z. Hochberg
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  • Center or Frontier: Hungary and Its Jews, Between East and West
    Guy Miron
    $5.00
  • The Orient in the Literature of the Haskalah: A Levantine Reading in Euchel, Löwisohn and Mapu
    Amir Banbaji
    $5.00
  • The Long Shadow of Max Weber: The Notion of Transcendence and the Spirit of Mystical Islam
    Salman Bashier
    Free download Download
  • The Struggle for Humanism in Islamic Contexts
    Mohammed Arkoun
  • Rediscovering the Mediterranean: Political Critique and Mediterraneanism in Mohammed Arkoun’s Thought
    Wael Abu-'Uska
    $5.00
  • Mahmoud Darwish: Poetry’s State of Siege
    Almog Behar
    $5.00
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Journal of Levantine Studies (JLS) is an interdisciplinary academic journal dedicated to the critical study of the geographical, social, and cultural settings which, in various periods of history, have been known as the “Levant.” The journal is published biannually in English in print and online by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.