Amazing! I am surprised and grateful that my American Ethnologist essay, “Writing Against Identity Politics,” has gotten over 1,000 views on academia.edu in a little over a year. This is on top of over 2,000 viewers and subscribers on Facebook and other educational, non-profit sites. I am glad that the word is getting out about the bureaucratic machine as a system of divine torture.…Continue
Posted on March 5, 2014 at 8:12pm
I am grateful to Dana Peleg for the translation from the Hebrew to the English, and to Ido Elkobi who prepared the powerpoint presentation for the Heart at East NGO coalition for cultural rights.
It's attached in PDF format.SmadarLavie_PresentationEn.pdf
Posted on June 1, 2013 at 2:14pm
On May 21, 2013, in Tel Aviv, I'm going to be awarded the Heart at East lifetime achievement plaque for my feminist-of-color activism, community leadership and academic scholarship. Heart at East is a coalition of 20 or so NGOs that aims to remedy the near complete lack of cultural rights and representation for Israel's majority citizenry, the Mizrahim.
The Heart at East lifetime achievement plaque was created as an…
Posted on May 20, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment
My essay, “Writing Against Identity Politics: An Essay on Gender, Race, and Bureaucratic Pain,” appears in the latest issue of American Ethnologist (Volume 39, Issue 4). Here is its abstract:
Equating bureaucratic entanglements with pain—or what, arguably, can be seen as torture—might seem strange. But for single Mizrahi welfare mothers in Israel, somatization of bureaucratic logic as physical pain precludes…
Posted on January 7, 2013 at 12:00am — 7 Comments