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"In the mid-1940s, Najwa Kawar Farah, a Christian schoolteacher in Nazareth and an occasional contributor to Palestine’s new broadcasting service, received an invitation to speak at the Orthodox Club in Haifa. She used the opportunity to delineate her vision of the future for a new Palestine and warned of dire consequences if her vision of societal and educational reform were not fulfilled."

Laura Robson's article "The Making of Palestinian Christian Womanhood: Gender, Class, and Community in Mandate Palestine" seeks to expand the study of Palestinian Arab women’s self-identification and social and political activism by examining how Arab Christian women viewed, shaped, and managed their participation in the project of defining Palestinian national identity during the period of British colonial occupation.

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"... my mother, may she be blessed with long life, would sternly warn my sisters who picked olives at Kibbutz Hazorea not to call my brother Jamal by his name in the presence of Jews from the kibbutz [...], because he was named after the Egyptian president at the time, Jamal ‘Abd al-Nasir..."

This week's featured docku-ment: In The Shadow of Two Languages by
Marzuq Al-Halabi.

Halabi’s text describes his attempts, as a native speaker of Arabic, to cope with a space in which Hebrew is the dominant language. One of the central themes of al-Halabi’s text is the transformation of the local person, the native, into a kind of immigrant in his own country.

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What happens when a small group of European sailors set out for a night of merrymaking on the waters of the Bosphorus in 1790?

You can read Avner Wishnitzer's "Shedding Some Darkness on the Light: Night and Night Life in 18th-Century Istanbul" from our Blog to find out!

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"The immigrants from Islamic lands did not discern, in the cultural pattern that took shape in Eretz Yisrael and later in the State of Israel, a pattern that suited their needs.Nor did the creators of this pattern consider the cultural patterns of immigrants from Islamic countries to be worthy of integration into the existing pattern."

To read the rest of Inbal Perlson's article "Musicians between the Hegemonies" published in Vol. 2.2, please go to: https://levantine-journal.org/product/musicians-between-the-hegemonies-a-response/
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Vol. 5, No. 2 Winter 2015

The Armenian Genocide and the World | Guest Editor’s Note | Stefan Ihrig

For a hundred years the Armenian Genocide has been a highly contentious topic. Yet despite attempts by official and unofficial Turkish denialism to marginalize it, the subject has had a remarkable career in world history. And despite the continued attempts of Turkish denialism to provincialize the topic, it is far from being only a Turkish-Armenian topic: it is part of world history. A hundred years later, however, uncertainty still reigns—to such an extent that it hinders an integration of the Armenian Genocide, of such a seminal event in world history, into our histories, analyses, and narratives of the dark twentieth century. This must be counted as Turkish denialism’s greatest success.

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  • James Bryce and the Origins of the Armenian Question
    Oded Steinberg
    $5.00
  • James Bryce's Blue Book as Evidence
    Michelle Tusan
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  • Lord Bryce and the Armenians in German Propaganda during World War I
    Stefan Ihrig
    $5.00
  • The Armenian Genocide in Interwar Hungarian Political Discourse
    Péter Pál Kránitz
    $5.00
  • The Zionist Leaders’ Fear: Perception of, Comparison with, and Reactions to the Armenian Genocide
    Martina Berli
    $5.00
  • The Representation of the Psychological Ramifications of the Armenian Genocide: A Voice Crying Out in the Desert?
    Avi Kay
    $5.00
  • Explaining the Unexplainable: Recent Trends in the Armenian Genocide Historiography
    Bedross Der Matossian
    Free download Download
  • Dreams and Nightmares: Reading Akram Aylisli’s Stone Dreams on the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
    Mikail Mamedov
    $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.

+ Articles
  • James Bryce and the Origins of the Armenian Question
    Oded Steinberg
    $5.00
  • James Bryce's Blue Book as Evidence
    Michelle Tusan
    Free download Download
  • Lord Bryce and the Armenians in German Propaganda during World War I
    Stefan Ihrig
    $5.00
  • The Armenian Genocide in Interwar Hungarian Political Discourse
    Péter Pál Kránitz
    $5.00
  • The Zionist Leaders’ Fear: Perception of, Comparison with, and Reactions to the Armenian Genocide
    Martina Berli
    $5.00
  • The Representation of the Psychological Ramifications of the Armenian Genocide: A Voice Crying Out in the Desert?
    Avi Kay
    $5.00
  • Explaining the Unexplainable: Recent Trends in the Armenian Genocide Historiography
    Bedross Der Matossian
    Free download Download
+ Essays
  • Dreams and Nightmares: Reading Akram Aylisli’s Stone Dreams on the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
    Mikail Mamedov
    $5.00
+ 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.

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Journal of Levantine Studies

The 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.