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Title Sappho in the Holy Land : lesbian existence and dilemmas in contemporary Israel / edited by Chava Frankfort-Nachmias & Erella Shadmi.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 2005.

Series SUNY series in Israeli studies.
SUNY series in Israeli studies.
Subject Jewish lesbians -- Israel.
Jewish lesbians -- Political activity -- Israel.
Jewish lesbians -- Israel -- Identity.
Alt Name Frankfort-Nachmias, Chava.
Shadmi, Erella.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 281 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Knowing lesbians, lesbian knowing: introduction / Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, Erella Shadmi -- PART I. EXPERIENCE -- Lesbians in Israel: a legal perspective / Ira Hadar -- The story of ClaF: the community of lesbian feminists / Haya Shalom -- To re-construct the community: lesbians on a Kibbutz / Nurit Barkai -- Emigration: the case of the Israeli lesbian / Chava Frankfort-Nachmias -- Orthodox lesbians: not a contradiction in terms / Devorah Esther -- PART II. CULTURE AND IDENTITY -- Toward a history of gay bars in Israel: a memoir / Amalia Ziv -- The presentation of self of young Israeli lesbians: a discourse on split identity / Diana Luzzatto -- Crafting multilayered identities in Israel / Pnina Motzafi-Haller -- From "sexless in Russia" to "proud Israeli lesbian": immigration stories of coming out / Adi Kuntsman -- PART III. POLITICS -- Lesbians in the women's peace movement / Su Schachter -- Alliance and denial: lesgian protest in women in black / Hannah Safran -- A rainbow kufiyya / Mickey M. -- PART IV. SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION -- Israeli lesbians, national identity, and motherhood / Ruti Kadish -- The construction of lesbianism as nonissue in Israel / Erella Shadmi.
Note Print version record.
Summary "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."--Jacket.
ISBN 1423743687 (electronic bk.)
9781423743682 (electronic bk.)
0791463184 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780791463185 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0791463176 (alk. paper)
9780791463178 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 62750501
Additional Format Print version: Sappho in the Holy Land. Albany : State University of New York Press, 2005 0791463184 0791463176 (DLC) 2004042991 (OCoLC)54503764.

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