Prof. Nissim Mizrachi

חוג לסוציולוגיה ואנתרופו סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Nissim Mizrachi
Phone: 03-6408797
Fax: 03-6409215
Office: Naftali - Social Sciences, 628

Short Bio

Prof. Nissim Mizrachi, is the former chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology (2013-2016), Tel Aviv University. His research areas include the sociology of knowledge, medicine and culture, social boundaries, identity, morality and social justice, modernity and liberalism, ethnic studies and stigma, and social theory

Research Interests

Sociology of Knowledge and Culture, Science and Medicine, Ethnic studies, Social Inequality and Human Rights

Publications


Editor, Peer-Reviewed Books and Collections

 

Lamont, M., Moraes Silva, G., Guetzkow, J., Welburn, J. Mizrachi, N., Herzog, H., and Reis, E. (2016). Getting Respect: Dealing with Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel, Princeton: Princeton University Press.

 

Mizrachi, N. and Mautner, M. (2016) “Resisting Liberalism in Israel—the Case of Marginalized Mizrahim”. Special Issue, Israel Studies Review.

 

Ziv, N., Mor, S., Eichengreen, A., Mizrachi, N., and Kanter, A. (2016). Disability Studies Reader. Jerusalem: Hakibbutz Hameuchad and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. (Hebrew).

 

Lamont, M. and Mizrachi, N. (Eds.) (2013). Responses to Stigmatization in Comparative Perspective. London and New York: Routledge.

 

Mizrachi, N., Yonah, Y., and Feniger, Y. (Eds.) (2013). The Practice of Difference in Israeli Education, A View from Below (פרקטיקה של הבדל בשדה החינוך בישראל: מבט מלמטה) Jerusalem: Hakibbutz Hameuchad and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (Hebrew).

 

Lamont, M. and Mizrachi, N. (Eds.) (2012). Responses to Stigmatization in Comparative Perspectives, Special Issue, Ethnic and Racial Studies 35(3).

 

Articles in Refereed Journals

 

Jacobs, J. and Mizrachi, N. (Forthcoming 2020). “International Representation in US Social-Science Journals” American Sociologist.  

 

Mizrachi, N. and Weiss, E (2020). "’We do not want to assimilate!’: Rethinking the Role of Group Boundaries in Peace Initiatives between Muslims and Jews in Israel and in the West Bank". European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1080/23254823.2020.1727350.

 

Mautner, O. and Mizrachi, N. (2020). ‘When Buddhist Vipassanā Travels to Jewish West Bank Settlements: Openness without Cosmopolitanism’. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 43(7): 1227-1245.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01419870.2019.1640377

 

Weiss, E. and Mizrachi, N. (2019). "A Time for Peace: Divergent Temporalities in Jewish-Palestinian Peace Initiatives". HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 9(3), 565-578.

https://www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/article/view/1386

 

Guetzkow, J., Mizrachi, N. and Herzog, H. (2017). "Race, Ethnicity, and National Belonging." Rejoinder. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40(8), 1294-1297.

 

Mizrachi, N. (2017). "Wither Israeli Sociology? From a Sociology of Suspicion to a Sociology of Meaning". Megamot, 51(2), 69-114. (Hebrew)

 

Mizrachi, N. (2016). "Sociology in the Garden: Beyond the Liberal Grammar of Contemporary Sociology". Israel Studies Review, 31(1), 36-65.

 

Mizrachi, N. and Mautner, M. (Eds.) (2016). " Introduction: Rethinking Israeli Liberalism". Israel Studies Review, 31(1), 1-5.

 

Mizrachi, N. (2014). "Translating Disability in a Muslim Community: A Case of Modular Translation". Culture Medicine and Psychiatry, 38(2), 133-159.

 

Mizrachi, N. (2012). "Beyond the Garden and the Jungle: On the Social Limits of Human Rights Discourse in Israel". Maasei Mishpat, 4, 51-74 (מעבר לגן ולג'ונגל). Winner of the Louis Guttman Prize for Best Article, 2013, awarded by the Israeli Sociological Society.

 

Lamont, M., and Mizrachi, N. (2012). "Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things: Responses to Stigmatization in Comparative Perspective". Ethnic and Racial Studies, 35(3), 365-381.

 

Mizrachi, N. and Herzog, H. (2012). "Participatory Destigmatization Strategies among Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Ethiopian Jews and Mizrahi Jews in Israel." Ethnic and Racial Studies, 35(3), 418-435.

 

Mizrachi, N. and Zawdu, A. (2012). "Between Global Racial and Bounded Identity: Choice of Destigmatization Strategies among Ethiopian Jews in Israel". Ethnic and Racial Studies, 35(3), 436-452.

 

Mizrachi, N. (2012). "On the Mismatch between Multicultural Education and its Subjects in the Field". British Journal of Sociology of Education, 33(2), 185-201.

 

Mizrachi, N. (2009). "A Commentary on 'Towards Ethnography of Silence' by Karol Kidron". Current Anthropology, 50, 21-22.

 

Mizrachi, N. (2009). "The Rejection of Sociology in Israeli Pedagogy". Alpayim: Journal for Contemporary Thought and Literature, 34, 42-64. (לא רוצים סוציולוגיה). Reprinted in T. Rapoport & A. Kahane (Eds.), Social Order and Informal Codes. Pp. 317-342. Tel Aviv: Resling.

 

Mizrachi, N., Goodman, Y., and Feniger, Y. (2009). "‘I Don’t Want to See It’: Decoupling Ethnicity from Social Structure in Jewish Israeli High Schools" Ethnic and Racial Studies, 32, 1203-1225.

 

Goodman, Y., and Mizrachi, N. (2008). "’The Holocaust Does Not Belong to European Jews Alone’: The Differential Use of Memory Techniques in Israeli High Schools." American Ethnologist, 35, 95-114.

 

Mizrachi, N (2008). "Special-Needs Soldiers in Israel: Another View." Letter, Psychiatric Services, 59, 329.

 

Mizrachi, N., Drori, I., and Anspach, R. (2007). “Repertoires of Trust: The Practice of Trust in a Multinational Organization Amid Political Conflict." American Sociological Review, 72, 143-165. Winner of the 2008 Geertz Prize for Best Article in Cultural Sociology, awarded by the American Sociological Association

 

Anspach, R. and Mizrachi, N. (2006). "The Field Worker's Fields: Ethnographic Knowledge in Medical Sociology" Sociology of Health and Illness, 28, 713-731. Reprinted in R. G. De Vries, K. Orfali, L. Turner, and C. Bosk (Eds.), (2007), The View from Here: Bioethics and the Social Sciences. Pp. 48-66.  Oxford, UK: Blackwell. 

 

Mizrachi, N. and Shuval, J. (2005) “Between Formal and Enacted Policy: Changing the Contour of Boundaries” Social Science and Medicine, 60, 1649-1660.

 

Mizrachi, N., Shuval, J., and Gross, S. (2005) “Boundary at Work: Alternative Medicine in Biomedical Settings”. Sociology of Health and Illness, 27, 20-43.

 

Mizrachi, N. (2004). “‘From Badness to Sickness’: The Role of Ethnopsychology in Shaping Ethnic Hierarchies in Israel” Social Identities, 10(2), 219-243.

 

Shuval, J., and Mizrachi, N. (2004) "Changing Boundaries: Modes of Co-existence of Alternative and Bio-Medicine". Qualitative Health Research,14(5), 675-690.

 

Shuval, J., Mizrachi, N., and Smetannikov, E. (2002). “Entering the Well-Guarded Fortress: Alternative Practitioners in Hospital Settings”. Social Science and Medicine, 55(10), 1745-1755.

 

Mizrachi, N. (2002). “Epistemology and Legitimacy in the Production of Anorexia Nervosa in Psychosomatic Medicine, 1939-1979”. Sociology of Health & Illness, 24(4), 462-490.

 

Mizrachi, N. (2001). "When the Hospital Becomes Home: Visibility, Knowledge and Power at Nila”. The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 30(2), 240-268.         

 

Mizrachi, N. (2001). “From Causation to Correlation: The Story of Psychosomatic Medicine, 1939-1979”.  Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 25(3), 317-343.

 

Mizrachi, N. (2001). “The Relevance of Success: The Dualistic Trap; A Response to Gary Belkin". Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 25(3), 351-352.

 

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

 

Mizrachi, N. (2016). "On the Social Boundaries of the Critical Discourse on Disability" In N. Ziv, S. Mor, A. Eichengreen, N. Mizrachi, and A. Kanter (Eds.), Disability Studies Reader. Jerusalem: Hakibbutz Hameuchad and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. (Hebrew)

 

Goodman, Y. and Mizrachi, N. (2013). "National Memory and the Channeling of Civil Status: Ethno-Class Variations in the Inculcation of National Memory in Israeli High Schools" [based on Goodman and Mizrachi, 2008] In N. Mizrachi, Y. Yonah, and Y. Feniger (Eds.), The Practice of Difference in Israeli Education, A View from Below. Jerusalem: Hakibbutz Hameuchad and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. (Hebrew)

 

Mizrachi, N., Goodman, Y., and Feniger, Y. (2013). "They're Freaks but We're 'Arsim'": Negation of Ethnicity and Class in the Perception of Tracking in Israeli High Schools." In N. Mizrachi, Y. Yonah, and Y. Feniger (Eds.), The Practice of Difference in Israeli Education, A View from Below [based on Mizrachi et al., 2009]. Jerusalem: Hakibbutz Hameuchad and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. (Hebrew)

 

Mizrachi, N., Yonah, Y., and Feniger, Y. (2013). "Introduction."In N. Mizrachi, Y. Yonah, and Y. Feniger (Eds.), The Practice of Difference in Israeli Education, A View from Below. Jerusalem: Hakibbutz Hameuchad and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. (Hebrew)

 

Mizrachi, N. (2012). "'We Own the Truth': Boundary Making during Biomedical and Alternative Encounters". In J. T. Shuval and E. Averbuch (Eds.), Alternative and Bio-Medicine in Israel: Boundaries and Bridges, pp. 92-108. Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press.

 

Mizrachi, N. (1999). Book Review: Shokeid, M. and Deshen, S. (1999). "The Generation of Transition: Continuity and Change among North African Immigrants in Israel". Israeli Sociology, 2(1).

 

 

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