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Breaking Their Silence: Mizrahi Women and the Israeli Feminist Movement
Studies in Contemporary Jewry: Sephardic Jewry and Mizrahi Jews (2007)
  • henriette dahan kalev
Abstract

Political scientists tend to examine the impact of grass roots activism in terms of visible output in the public sphere: for instance, how many laws were legislated, which desired policies came about, and whether decision-makers changed their minds as a result of grass roots pressure. In this fashion, feminist movements are often evaluated on the basis of the impact they make, even though changes in women's status are the outcome of many factors -- not all of them visible in the public sphere. Social changes most often begin with a shift in consciousness reinforced by economic and political factors, although the links between them are not always clear. Sometimes it appears as though every step forward is followed by two steps back;

Keywords
  • gender resistance politics mizrahi ashkenazi
Publication Date
2007
Publisher Statement
The Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry The Faculty of Humanities Gaster Building The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Mount Scopus Jerusalem 91905 Israel Tel: 972-2-5881703 Fax: 972-2-5881243 dalias@savion.huji.ac.il
Citation Information
henriette dahan kalev. "Breaking Their Silence: Mizrahi Women and the Israeli Feminist Movement" Studies in Contemporary Jewry: Sephardic Jewry and Mizrahi Jews Vol. XXII (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/henriettedahankalev/2/