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CSGS Visiting Scholar: Dana Kaplan



CSGS Visiting Scholar: fall 2013

Dana Kaplan

Dana Kaplan is a member of the ‘Eros, Family and Community’ research group of the Scholion Interdisciplinary Research Center in Jewish Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. She’s studying contemporary mechanisms and practices of class making, and the ways aesthetic experiences play a critical role in delineating class distinctions in highly individualized societies. In her work Dana is particularly interested in the intersection of class, sexuality and personhood under neoliberalism. Her article on “Sexual Liberation and the Creative Class in Israel” has been published in Introducing the New Sexuality Studies (Seidman, Fischer and Meeks eds. Routledge, 2011). She also recently published her work on “Food and Class Distinction at Israeli Weddings: New Middle Class Omnivores and the ‘Simple Taste'” in Food, Culture and Society (2003, 16.2: 245-264).

Current research:

During her time as a visiting scholar at CSGS, Dana is working on the mediation of the notion of sex as leisure (recreational sex) in Israel’s first lifestyle magazine (Monitin 1978-1988). The publication of this magazine at the end of the 1970s marks a critical point in the rise of neoliberalism and in facilitating the cultural politics specific to the tastes of the rising new middle class. Dana also writes on sex work in Tel Aviv from a spatial-semiotic perspective.



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