Author Archives: Proff. Gideon Aran

Frustration related to the body may lead to violence

Violence may also be a ‘solution’ to such frustrations. It is along these lines that we explain Haredi violence. In contrast to current understandings, Haredi violence is expressed foremostly within the boundaries of the Ultra-Orthodox community in Israel. Written By … Continue reading

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Gideon Aran: The Body, Fundamentalist Movements and Jewish Orthodoxy

In the past two decades, the body has received widespread attention in the social sciences and humanities based on the contention that social and cultural factors are crucial to understanding body imagery and body-centered behaviors on the one hand, and … Continue reading

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Gideon Aran: Body, Violence and Fundamentalism – Introduction

We are now twenty or thirty years after the eruption of fundamentalism onto the global stage. Since the spectacular events that made contemporary radical religion so notorious – such as the Khomeini revolution in Iran, the political salience of Protestant … Continue reading

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