Sappho in the Holy Land
Lesbian Existence and Dilemmas in Contemporary Israel
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Essays on the experience of lesbians in contemporary Israeli society.
This unique collection examines the experience of lesbians in Israel, providing insight into some of the institutions that have helped shape that experience. The book analyzes and interprets how culturally specific political, ideological, and social systems construct lesbian identities, experiences, and dilemmas, and it also explores how a specific society is seen, understood, and interpreted from a lesbian perspective. Written by scholars, professionals, and grassroots activists representing different sectors of the Israeli political spectrum, this book provides a broad perspective of the lesbian experience in Israel.
Chava Frankfort-Nachmias is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and Erella Shadmi is Senior Lecturer of Criminology and Head of the Women's and Gender Studies Department at Beit Berl College.