Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Middle East Studies
© 2019 Maya Almogy
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Jewish Israeli Women Soldiers in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are marked as the feminine "other" and work to reify the institution's power in Israeli nation-making. As subjects of the militarized Israeli state, women operate as legitimizers of Israel's masculinist authority. They soften the aggressive actions of the IDF through their demarcation in the feminine category, but they are also capable of furthering Israel's arguments regarding its egalitarian modernity through narratives of female "empowerment." As the subjugated "other" within ideas of Jewish Israeli national belonging, Jewish Israeli women soldiers operate for the means of the state's re/production of the nation and therefore of the state's power.
almogy, maya, "State Power and the Formation of Subjects as Re/Production of the Nation: Jewish Israeli Women and the Israeli Military Identity" (2019). Scripps Senior Theses. 1392.
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