El Prezente 3 Studies in Sephardic Culture: Gender and Identity

Edited by Tamar Alexander, Yaakov Bentolila, Ivana Burdelez, Karen Gerson Sarhon, and Eliezer Papo
Published by Moshe David Gaon Center for Ladino Culture, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 2009
ISBN 978-965-91164-2-3

From the Preface:

This issue of El Prezente is devoted to the topic of “gender and identity.”  The articles are based on lectures given at the International Conference on “The Jewish Women” held in Dubrovnik at the Center for Mediterranean Studies of Zagreb University under the chairmanship of Prof. Ivana Burdelez and in conjunction with the Moshe David Gaon Center for Ladino Culture directed by Prof. Tamar Alexander and the Ottoman-Turkish Sephardic Cultural Research Center directed by Karen Gerson Sarhon.  Forty lecturers took part in the conference, seventeen of whom chose to expand and elaborate their lectures in order to fit the format of an academic article.  These seventeen articles are presented here, each of them in the original language in which the lecture was given: Spanish, English, Italian, and French.

Table of Contents

History and Sociology
Moises Orfali: Ordenazas reguladoras en la ostentacion del vestir
Asuncion Blasco Martinez: Mujeres Judias Aragonesas: Entre el amor, el desamor, la rebeldia, y la frustracıon (Siglos XIV-XV)
Florbela Frade Veiga: Portrait of the ‘Senhora’ with manifold nuances: D. Gracia Nasci ‘a l’oeuvre’ and the fictional D. Gracia
Gerard Nahon: La condition feminine au miroir des Menus Visages de Jacob Prado, rabbin a Split et a Raguse
Meritxell Orellana Blasco: Notas sobre ginecologia y cosmetica femenina
Aldina Quintana: La mujer sefardi ante si misma y ante ellos: una lectura por las paginas de la Alborada (Sarajevo 1900-1901)
Gila Hadar: Prostitucion: espacio, comunidad y nacionalidad en Salonica a fines del periodo otomano y despues de el

Literature
Haim Weiss: “I saw pigeons keep on coming to my bed”: Women in Ancient Jewish Dream Literature
Silvia Monti: Raquel, la judia de Toledo: construccion de un mito literario
Andrea Zinato: “E sse ficar viv’e saa,/ logo me farei crischaa…”: la leyenda de Marisaltos la judia de Segovia
Felice Gambin: La imagen de la otra: La morisca en los tratados espanoles de los Siglos de Oro
Alisa Meyuhas Ginio: Perception and Images of the Four Biblical Matriarchs–Las Kuatro Madres de Yisrael–in Rabbi Ya’akov Khuli’s Me’am Lo’ez (1730)
Paolo-Edoardo Fornaciari: Donne Sefardite in un livbro ritrovato: The different impact of Arabic on Haketia and Turkish on Judezmo

Linguistics
Ivana Vucina Simovic: El papel de la mujer sefardi en el mantenimiento/desplazamiento del judeoespanol en el territorio de la antigua Yugoslavia

Music
Shoshana Weich Shahak: “No hay boda sin pandero”: El rol de la mujer en el repertorio musical sefardi: interprete y personaje
Judith R. Cohen: “Maria, sister of Aaron, play your tambourine”: Music in the Lives of Crypto-Jewish Women in Portugal

 

 

One response to “El Prezente 3 Studies in Sephardic Culture: Gender and Identity

  1. Zlata Mehovic

    Is there any way of purchasing the book, El Prezente 3 Studies in Sephardic Culture: Gender and Identity? I tried through the page that you recommended but it doesn´t seem like it´s available (although I don´t understand Turkish).

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