Journal of Levantine Studies

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Vol. 2, No. 2 Winter 2012

Editor's note | Anat Lapidot-Firilla

The bloody struggle that has raged in Syria for the past year and a half has taken tens of thousands of lives. Media coverage of the uprising has emphasized the support of the ‘Alawite ethnic group for the tyrannical rule of the Assad family and their disproportionate share of power……

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  • We Are Fragments of Rhymes: The Poetry of Erez Biton between East and West
    Hannan Hever
    $5.00
  • The Burden of Self-Representation: Reflections on Shhur and Its Legacy for Contemporary Mizrahi Films in Israel
    Yaron Shemer
    $5.00
  • Unrest at the Gates of Aleppo: British Perspectives on the Bedouin Challenge to Public Security in Northern Syria, 1848-1913
    Michael Kreutz
    $5.00
  • Being Muslim and European Without Contradiction—Myth or Reality?
    Ari Varon
    $5.00

dock-ument promotes theoretical discourse on topics related to various aspects of the Levant through the publication of personal essays, lyrical prose, poetry, and other expressive texts. It encourages various perspectives and unique voices, so they can be heard in a way that is not confined by the constraints of scientific discussion. The name, dockument, expresses the connection between text and context, between the pier, the home dock, and the ship of thoughts and reflections that will sail, we hope, to various interesting places.

On the Review Section: Hegemony and Identity Politics in the Levant | Wael Abu-ʿUksa and Yonatan Mendel

In this issue we present four reviews that capture key concepts relating to the creation of social and political hegemony in the Middle East as they pertain to identity construction, processes of modernization, and the development of legal systems in the region….

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+ Articles
  • We Are Fragments of Rhymes: The Poetry of Erez Biton between East and West
    Hannan Hever
    $5.00
  • The Burden of Self-Representation: Reflections on Shhur and Its Legacy for Contemporary Mizrahi Films in Israel
    Yaron Shemer
    $5.00
  • Unrest at the Gates of Aleppo: British Perspectives on the Bedouin Challenge to Public Security in Northern Syria, 1848-1913
    Michael Kreutz
    $5.00
  • Being Muslim and European Without Contradiction—Myth or Reality?
    Ari Varon
    $5.00
+ Essays
+ Dock-ument

dock-ument promotes theoretical discourse on topics related to various aspects of the Levant through the publication of personal essays, lyrical prose, poetry, and other expressive texts. It encourages various perspectives and unique voices, so they can be heard in a way that is not confined by the constraints of scientific discussion. The name, dockument, expresses the connection between text and context, between the pier, the home dock, and the ship of thoughts and reflections that will sail, we hope, to various interesting places.

+ Reviews

On the Review Section: Hegemony and Identity Politics in the Levant | Wael Abu-ʿUksa and Yonatan Mendel

In this issue we present four reviews that capture key concepts relating to the creation of social and political hegemony in the Middle East as they pertain to identity construction, processes of modernization, and the development of legal systems in the region….

Read More »


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.


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