Tel Aviv University
Unit of Culture Research

אוניברסיטת תל-אביב

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M.A Dissertations

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Author

Year

English Title of Dissertation

Under the Supervision of

 

 

 

 

 

1.    

Ze’ev Posner

1998

[*] Flat and Street in Israel as a Component of World Modelling

[*] English Summary.

Professors Itamar Even-Zohar and Juval Portugali

2.      

Michal Daliot-Bul

1998

[*] Borrowings of Words and Other Repertoires in Japan

Prof. Gideon Toury & Prof. Jacob Raz

3.      

Yuval Amit

1999

[*] 1904: The Institutional Turn in the Language Initiative of Eliezer Ben Yehuda and his Group

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

4.      

Natalie Rotman

1999

[*] Regimentation through Sound: Music in the Making of Soldiers in Early Modern Germany

Prof. Gadi Algazi

5.      

Inbal Saggiv

1999

[*] Science Fiction in Israel

Prof. Gideon Toury

6.      

Dora Heller

1999

[*] From a Product to an Option: The Adoption of Coffee in Germany between the 17th and the 19th Centuries

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

7.      

Dafna Hirsch

2000

[*] “We’re Spreading Here Culture” --

Hygiene Education of the Jewish Population in British-ruled Palestine

Prof. Gadi Algazi

8.      

Dana Kaplan

2001

High Middle Class Weddings in Israel: The Production of Culture, Repertoires and Tastes

[*] Hebrew abstract

[*] Full text

Prof. Gadi Algazi

9.      

Orna Naftali

2002

[*] Models of Love and Relationships in the Journalistic Discourse of Contemporary China

Dr. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy and Prof. Aharon Shai

10.   

Hadas Kruk

2003

[*] “A New Profession In Israel – Product Design”: The Establishment Initiations to Promote the Profession 1956 - 1975

Prof. Gideon Toury

11.   

Alona Golan

2003

[*] Immigrants Soldiers of Israeli Extraction look at Israeli Culture

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

12.   

Etan Bloom

2003

[*] The Reproduction of The Model of ‘The Oriental’ in the Israeli Social Field: The 1950’s and The Speedy Immigration

[*] English Summary

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

13.   

Rami Shir

2003

[*] The Formation of the Hacker Community and its Transformation into an Elite Group

Dr. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

14.   

Eleanor Eytam

2004

[*] The Formation of Hi-Tech Culture in Israel as an Elite Culture

Dr. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

15.   

Shiri Hagani

2004

[*] Social Mission and Social Commitment in the New Age: The Circle of Festival In the Beginning Producers

Prof. Gideon Toury and Prof. Eli Ben Raphael

16.   

Hagit Kahan

2004

[*] Kiryat Borukhov in Ramat Gan: From a Case of Cultural Planning in a Histadrut Cooperative Housing Project to a Gradual Transformation into a Regular Neighborhood

[*] English Summary

Dr. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

17.   

Nahuel Ribke

2004

[*] “THE UGLY” VS. “THE BEAUTIFUL” ISRAELI :

Struggles over Defining Israeli Identity

[*] English Summary

Dr. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

18.   

Noa Mendel

2004

[*] The Jerusalem Film Festival: Self Presentation and Cultural Affiliation of Those who Chose to Attend It

Prof. Zohar Shavit

19.   

Simona Wasserman

2004

[*] Mediating Agencies in the field of World Music in Israel: Strategies of operation and Self- Presentation

Dr. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

20.   

Einat Weizman

2004

[*] Behind the Curtain of the Everyday: The Interaction in a group of Theater Actresses

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

21.   

Sigalit Mofaz

2004

[*] Culture Contact: A Case Study of Acculturation in Attitudes and Concepts of Pregnancy, Motherhood and Rearing Children among Nigerian Workers in Israel

Prof. Gideon Toury

22.   

Shlomit Kanari

2004

[*] “When We Sing – God has to Wake Up”: Music in African Migrants Churches in Tel-Aviv

Prof. Gideon Toury and Dr. Galia Tzabbar

23.   

Shiri Hornik Shoham

 

2004

[*] Can two Communicate Together, Unless they Hear? Hard-of-Hearing Communication in the Internet Age

Prof. Gideon Toury

24.   

Talia Babecoff-Kimhi

2004

[*] Motherhood in the Information Age: The Effect of Cultural Differences on the Family-Work Conflict

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

25.   

Rachel Koriat

2004

[*] "Clear the way to the new pioneering in the conquest of the dog for the building of our country:” Building up the Field of Professional Dog Breeding in Palestine 1948-1934

Dr. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

26.   

Oded Schaffer

 

2004

[*] Japanese Diplomats and Food in Israel: Research in Adjustment to Cultural Change

Prof. Gideon Toury and Dr. Rotem Kowner

27.   

Yifat Gutman

 

2005

[*] The Popular and the Elite: Negotiating Cultural Legitimacy as a struggle for Position

Dr. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

28.   

Konstantin Kravchinsky

2005

[*] Changes in Food Habits of Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union

Prof. Gideon Toury

29.   

Ophira Dardikman

2005

Representation of the Intercultural Contacts among the Second Generation of Israelis of Oriental Origin in the Israeli Cinema

Prof. Gideon Toury

30.   

Shoshi Rappaport

2005

Consumption Habits of Ex-Members of Kibbutzim

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

31.   

Emanuela Calò

2005

[*] Change of Taste in Israeli Food: The Case of 'Italian Cuisine', 1980--2000

Dr. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

32.   

Sharon Goren

2006

Anxiety-provoking Images of Women in the Visual Culture

Prof. Ruth Ronen

33.   

Yael Dvir Perry

 

2006

[*] Innovators of Wireless Technology in Israel: Habitus, Lifestyle and Changing Agency

Prof. Gideon Toury and Dr. Avigail Oren

 

34.   

Ziv Reinstein

 

2006

[*] "A Personal Card to Love": The Presentation of Self in Internet Dating Sites

Prof. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

 

35.   

Gal Raz

 

2007

[*] Relative Feminine Dominance in Epigenetic Inheritance Research

Prof. Eva Jablonka and Dr. Snait Gissis

36.   

Hagar Doppelt

2007

[*] Pursuing Serious Leisure based on an import model: The case of Israeli Flamenco Dancers

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

37.   

Shlomit Sharvit

2007

[*] The Emergence, Institutionalization and Disintegration of an Alternative: The Case of “Hundred Meter under the Ground”

[*] Volume II: Appendices

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

38.   

Julia Sela

2007

[*] Immigration and Acculturation of Armenians In Israel

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

39.   

Matan Yair

2007

[*] “’Cool’? ‘Nerd’? There Is No Such Thing”: Teenagers Talk about their Social World

Prof. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

 

40.   

Timna Grossman

 

2007

[*] Environmental attitudes among teenagers in Israel and the impact of the education system and the 'green' bodies’ activities: A case study in the Western Galilee.

Prof. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

 

41.   

Dan Even

2007

[*] Strategies of constructing professional identity of anesthesiologists in Israel: Dominated Field within a Dominating Field.

Prof. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

 

42.   

Tseela Klein-Birnbaum

2008

[*] Give a Boy a Good Name: Reasons and Rationales in Choosing Names.

Prof. Gideon Toury

43.   

Claudia Stern

2008

[*] Proceso de inmigración a Israel de un grupo de jóvenes provenientes de Sudamérica.

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

44.   

Hagai Eytan

2009

Vipassana in Israel: A Case-study on Transmission of Cultural Models.

[*] Volume I

[*] Volume II: Appendices

Prof. Gideon Toury and Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

45.   

Adi Farjon

2010

[*] The adoption and rejection of German patterns of life and the identity of young Israelis living in Berlin

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

46.   

Adi Rofe

2010

The Practice of Religious Rituals within Israeli Secular Families: The Friday night Family Meal

[*] Volume I + Volume II: Appendices

Prof. Zohar Shavit

47.   

Maya Vinitsky

2010

Jewish Carpentry in Palestine, 1928-1929: A Case Study in the Formation of a Professional Field

[*] Hebrew and English abstracts

Prof. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

 

48.   

Neta Kaminsky

2011

Nannies Talk about their Profession: The Case of Israeli Child-Care Workers – Field, Repertoire and Discursive Strategies

[*] Vol I

[*] Vol II: Appendices

Prof. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

 

49.   

Ronit Reitshtein

2012

[*] "I am the Queen in the Kingdom that is my Body: Identity Construction in the Israeli 'Pro Ana' Community

Dr. Dafna Hirsch

50.   

Shira Eisenberg

2012

[*] Acculturation of Unwelcome Immigrants: Sudanese Community in Arad, Israel

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

51.   

Elinor Carmi

2012

Penetration of the Psychedelic Trance Culture into Israel, 1989-1999

[*] Abstract

Prof. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

 

52.   

Donna Merenlender

2012

[*] The Failure to Reinforce Jewishness by Becoming Israeli: The Acculturation Frustrations of Modern Orthodox Jewish American Families after Their Immigration to Israel

[*] Vol II: Appendices

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

53.   

Michal Silbiger

2012

[*] Changes, Restoration and Renovation at HaBima Square, Tel-Aviv: Urban Design Analysis

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

54.   

Tamar Priel

2013

[*] Cultural Systems and Psycho-Cultural Models Change: Women Empowerment through Self Defense as a Case Study

[*] Vol II: Appendices

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Prof. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

 

55.   

Dana Friedmann-Balila

2013

[*] The Transfer & Adaptation of U.S Reality show in Israeli Market: How the Israeli Culture put their Distinctive Representation of Women in Romantic Situations

Prof. Gideon Toury

56.   

Rotem Leshem

2013

[*] Experience in Interaction: Micro-sociological perspectives and an analysis of focus practices

Prof. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

 

57.   

Roni Gover

2013

[*] The Therapist’s Stance as a Factor in Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Shlomo Mendlovic & Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

58.   

Mary Loitsker

2013

[*] The Fragmented Memory of the Israeli Student Radicals: “Operation Sourasky” Reinventing Student Activism at Tel Aviv University

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

59.   

Gagu Eshet

2014

[*] The Residence Place as a Component of Identity Construction

Prof. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy

 

60.   

Tally Zevulun

2014

Female Endurance Athletes in Today’s Israeli and Dutch Societies

(Text in English; Interviews in Hebrew and Dutch)

[*] Volume I

[*] Volume II (Appendices)

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

61.   

Mati Shufan

2015

Keep Searching: How does "Google" affect's Israeli youth cultural toolkit?

[*] Volume I

[*] Volume II (Appendices)

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

62.   

Basma Fahoum

2015

“They Didn’t Hide It, They Just Put It in a Place Where It Can’t Be Found”– Remembering Subterfuge among Arab Palestinian Tobacco Cultivators under the British Rule

[*] Abstracts

[*] Integral work (requires a username + password)

Dr. Khaled Furani and Dr. Gerardo Leibner

63.   

Itamar Manoff

2016

Semantic Frames in Second Language Pedagogy: Repertoire Production and Acculturation in Asymmetric Discourse

[*] Vol I

[*] Vol II: Appendices

Prof. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy  Prof. Tamar Sovran

 

64.   

Osnat Haramati

2016

Intercultural Tensions: East-West relationship in the 21st century in the British press

[*] Vol I

[*] Vol II: Appendices

[*] Vol III: Appendices

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar

65.   

Chen Horak

2017

To be a Religious Artist: Religious Artists in the Field of Contemporary Art in Israel

[*] Vol I

[*] Vol II: Appendices

(This volume is password protected. Please contact the author)

Prof. Itamar Even-Zohar