Warriors, Witches, Whores
Women in Israeli Cinema
Wayne State University Press 2017
New Books in Arts & LettersNew Books in FilmNew Books in Gender StudiesNew Books in Israel StudiesNew Books in Jewish StudiesNew Books in Middle Eastern StudiesNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books in Religion & FaithNew Books Network October 10, 2018 Yaron Peleg
In her new book, Warriors, Witches, Whores: Women in Israeli Cinema (Wayne State University Press 2017), Rachel Harris presents one of the first comprehensive studies of the place and role of women in Israeli cinema and Israeli society more widely. Looking at a variety of films from the early days of Israeli cinema until today, Harris examines some of the particular challenges women in Israel face, including military service, ethnic and national discrimination (Mizrahi, Arab) and issues of labor and migration.
Yaron Peleg is Kennedy-Leigh Reader in Modern Hebrew Studies at the University of Cambridge. His most recent book is, Directed by God: Jewishness in Contemporary Israeli Film and Television (University of Texas Press, 2016).