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Sunday, February 17 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Listening to Jewish Women in a West Bank Settlement

In the newspapers, on TV, and across other forms of news media we hear about ideological Jewish settlers in the West Bank, and we see images of fanatically religious individuals grasping their hold on land – but are fundamentalist ideologies the major motivation behind their actions and decisions? In this session, we will encounter stories, thoughts, and attitudes expressed by women from a specific established settlement. We will discuss what is revealed when we attend to these women’s voices and what factors are underlying their choices to live in this contested place, and we will consider some of the complexity lying beneath this conflicted landscape.

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Hannah Mayne

Hannah Mayne is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida, and is temporarily living in Chicago. Her focus is on narrative and feminist ethnography, the influence of feminism on religious ritual practice, convergences of spiritual meaning and questions of power, contemporary Judaism, and Israel/Palestine. With a background in the study of performance and video art, she is also interested in form and visual... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cardinal Room Floor 3 North