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By Michal Rom;Orly Benjamin

One of many much less mentioned achievements of the women’s move is the choice to reject the patronymic naming approach (or the conference of girls exchanging their very own kin names via their husbands’ names after they get married). This ebook deals an research of Israeli women’s naming practices whereas tracing vocabularies of nationalism, orientalism and individualism in women’s debts. Such vocabularies are claimed to augment the neighborhood dominance of familism rendering women's feel of belonging, ambivalent. The ebook is an account of women's business enterprise and positioning working inside ethnic stratification constructions, exhibiting how the achievements of the women's move require non-stop geared up safety.

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Feminism, Family, and Identity in Israel: Women's Marital Names

One of many much less mentioned achievements of the women’s stream is the choice to reject the patronymic naming procedure (or the conference of girls exchanging their very own kin names through their husbands’ names after they get married). This e-book bargains an research of Israeli women’s naming practices whereas tracing vocabularies of nationalism, orientalism and individualism in women’s money owed.

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Nugent (2010) recently presented an in- depth account of why this figure remains so low. She showed how the prevalent perceptions of motherhood as devoted to protecting children’s well-being are reflected in a continuous social scolding of mothers, who dare to transfer hyphenated names to their children. In her analysis of web forum discussions, she found a persistent voice calling mothers’ attention to the alleged suffering of children with cumbersome names. A similar stance prevailed in our interviewees’ experiences, with the implication that in Israel too, micro and macro gender structures are reproduced through naming practices.

Both see practices of daily life, including all verbal and nonverbal gestures, as a person’s way of socially producing his/her identity. But for Goffman, these will be used to validate the familiar role while for Butler, these will be used in more creative and hence potentially subversive ways. As society for Goffman can be quite cruel in discrediting stigmatized individuals, they can use performativity primarily to validate existing identities. In contrast, for Butler, identity is opened to transformation by changes in behavioral practices and routines.

Indd 29 3/29/2011 6:06:04 PM 30 Feminism, Family, and Identity in Israel one meaning: in the sense of a home for oneself and in the sense of a home for one’s children. Sara Mills’ (2003) application of the notion “community of practice” to the study of women’s naming practices may provide a particularly effective path for mediating these two contradictory directions of negotiating the meanings of a family name. A community of practice is defined by Wagner (1999) as a shared domain of interests in which members join in common activities or a shared practice that is based on a particular competence.

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