Erella Shadmi is an Israeli social-feminist and sociologist activist in a variety of fields: activities for peace and social change, the study of Israeli society and police, women and feminism, and research and post-patriarchal activism Giving and matriarchal societies. Shadmi served as a police officer during the 1970s until the 1990s, when she retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

 

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Books

Resling, 2015

Mother Way

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Red Line - Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House, Tel Aviv, 2012

Secure Land: Police, Policing and Politics of Personal Security

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Tulonim Publishing,Mevasseret Yerushalayim, 2007

Thinking Woman: Women and Feminism in a Male Society

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History Department, National Headquarters, Israel Police, Jerusalem,1996

History of the Israel Police, Part I 1947-1957

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Edited Books

New York: State University of New York Press, 2005

Sappho in Holy Land: Lesbian Existence and Dilemmas in Contemporary Israel

(co-edited with Chava Frankfort-Nachmias)

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Tel Aviv: Chrykover, 2004

Seeking Justice: Studies in Crime and Law Enforcement in Israel

(co-edited with Israel Kim and Levi Eden)

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Pardes, 2013

Meat and blood: prostitution, trafficking in women and pornography in Israel

(co-edited with Esther Herzog)

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Articles

Women’s Studies International Forum 2003

Gendering and Racializing Israeli Jewish Ashkenazi Whiteness

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Between the Lines 3, 2003

The Second Zionist Revolution and the Ways It harms Women

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Between the Lines, 2???

Why I was not surprised by the killing of 14 Palestinians by Israel Police?

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In Dan Leon (ed.), Who’s Left In Israel, UK: Sussex Academic Press, 2004

Israeli women and the feminist commitment

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In Luciana Ricciutelli, Angela miles, Margaret H. Mcfadden (eds.), Feminist Politics, Activism and Vision: Local and Global Challenges, Toronto, and NY: Inanna Publications and Zed Books.

Back to Womanhood: Feminism in Globalized Israel

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in Chava Frankfort-Nachmias and Shadmi, E. (Eds.) Sappho in Holy Land: Lesbian Existence and Dilemmas in Contemporary Israel, State University of New York Press. 2005.

The Construction of Lesbianism as Non-Issue in Israel

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in Chava Frankfort-Nachmias and Shadmi, E. (eds.), Sappho in Holy Land: Lesbian Existence and Dilemmas in Contemporary Israel, State University of New York Press, 2005.

Knowing Lesbians, Lesbian Knowing: Introduction

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In Women and the Gift Economy, Genevieve Vaughn (ed.). Toronto: Inanna Publications, 2006

Trapped by Patriarchy: Can I Forgive Men?

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Yael Atzmon (editor) Listen to my voice? Representations of Women in Israeli Culture, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv: Van Leer Institute and Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999

The yearning for fullness of life, the yearning for power: preliminary remarks on the existence of Ashkenazi women in Israel

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Police and Society, 2001

Urban policing as a historical necessity

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Levi Eden, Erela Shadmi and Israel Kim (eds.), Pursuit of Justice: Studies in Crime and Law Enforcement in Israel, Tel Aviv: Chrykover, 2004

Community policing in Israel - a strategic change or a political actor?

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Social Security 64, August 2013

Towards a new concept of men's violence against women: the responsibility of society and the state

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Speaking

January 03, 2023

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February 23, 2023

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May 28, 2023

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Research History

Her main research topics are: Police in a Democratic Society, Israel Police. Policing (policing, urban policing, private policing), the feminist movement, women's networks, lesbianism, men's violence against women, patriarchy and masculinity, post-capitalism and post-patriarchy, the economy of giving and matriarchal societies. She has participated in numerous conferences in Israel and abroad on feminism and gender, police and policing and post-capitalism (especially the economy of giving and matriarchy).

Police Research

Erella Shadmi constantly publishes critical articles on the police, including in the journal "Police and Society" published by the Israel Police and in academic journals and takes the approach of critical criminology. She was a co-editor of the book Rodpei Tzedek: Studies in Criminology and Law Enforcement in Israel (Cherikover, 2003). In this book she published a critical article on community policing. She also published articles on the "blue walls" that the police are building in its activities between the population sectors and on urban policing (together with Dr. Pini Yehezkeli).

Women Studies and Feminism

Published an article on Ashkenazi women in Israel - "The Yearning for the Fullness of Being, The Yearning for Power: Ashkenazi Women in Israel" (1999, also published in English in 2003). This is the first article on Ashkenazim of women and one of the first articles on Ashkenazim in general. This article has emerged from many conversations with Ashkenazi women in Israel and all his arguments are supported by the stories of Ashkenazi women. The article examines the ways in which the Ashkenazim 's community has crystallized and asks how ethnicity shapes the existence of Ashkenazi women. He also examines other principles (aside from ethnicity) that organize the experiences of Ashkenazi women in Israel. The article shows that Demi how geographical and social isolationism shaped the experiences of Ashkenazi women. Such isolationism is reflected, for example, in the construction of a neglected eastern neighborhood near the well-tended Ashkenazi town of Rehavia, or in the consolidation of schools without Mizrahim. Such secessionism also exists in the peace movements despite attempts to open up to the Mizrahim. As a result Ashkenaziism was shaped as a non-denomination, despite its being a witness to everything. The construction of Ashkenazim as such led Ashkenazic women to gender blindness. Later in the article, Shadmi argues that Ashkenazi women were required to perform important functions for the Zionist revolution: to bridge the gap between revolution and tradition - between the revolutionaries of Zionism and the continuity of Jewish tradition. Finally, Demi shows how Ashkenazic women were constantly struggling to shape their autonomous identity, but this struggle was blocked by their yearning for power and power. Is interested in studying the attitude of the police to women in prostitution, and her article in Nua is to be published in an anthology in English, which is edited by Prof. Esther Herzog. Her article on women in black - the article deals mainly with the first period of women in black in 1988-1996, and especially in the Jerusalem group. Shadmi claims that "Women in Black" is a protest movement against the Intifada and for peace, but it is a completely unusual movement because of its hidden message that connects the conquest of the land to the occupation of the woman's body. The movement uses three unusual elements: one, a black color, as opposed to white, which is usually identified with woman and purity. The second, silence - what is spoken is the silent body of the women on duty. Thirdly, a constant presence in the public sphere - the departure of women to the public sphere, especially to talk about security and politics, was unusual these days. The combination of silence, blackness and presence undermined the accepted political discourse and the social status of the woman, and aroused a very passionate and lively discourse, sometimes violent, with passers-by. In her article, Shadmi also discusses the weaknesses of "women in black" - first, Ashkenazi exclusivity and the rejection of Mizrahiism, and secondly, the hidden hierarchy among women created in shifts despite the feminist aspiration to abolish hierarchies of power. She also published an article offering. An alternative perception of male violence against women, which shifts responsibility from professionals to society in all its aspects and from women. As victims of violence against men as its creators. As such, it gives the attacker a name instead of a victim and touches the roots of the phenomenon. In particular, it enables us to identify and prevent the main factors responsible for violence. . She has also published articles on feminism in Israel, male violence against women, women in prostitution and mothers. Since 2004, she has published several articles in English on the subject of the giving economy, which have also been presented at conferences in the United States and Europe. She has also edited the anthology "Derech Am". In the introduction to a book that spreads its criticism of mainstream feminism or feminism of equality, which opposes motherhood and impels women to work as a main means of self-realization, there is no balance between work and family, even though it did not dismantle the concept of labor and its rapid contraction. Instead of feminist politics, she sees that motherhood is not only a source of women's power but also a value system and a basis for alternative social and political order. The book includes three goals: mothers under patriarchy, mothers outside the patriarchy and applications of the new thinking.

Police and Policing

In 2012 she published the book "Secure Land: Police, Policing and the Politics of Personal Security." The book is the first and only so far published in Israel on police, policing, security and privatization. Under the increasing policing of public and private life and the security of public space, a gradual and oppressive penetration of the police and other police forces (private, municipal, community) into the fabric of social and political life takes place. Conflict and from the point of view of the suffering groups The police and public policing by Israeli civilians, exposing the processes of privatizing policing, leaking policing powers to bodies outside the state police, turning security into merchandise (commercialization of the police) and creating inequality in the level of personal security Nationality, and status The book offers alternatives to this policing by regulating it, an informed return to state policing within the framework of a welfare state, or adopting practices that derive from the "criminality of peacemaking."

Post-Capitalism and post-Patriarchy

Shadmi is a partner in an international network of female researchers who study motherhood, matriarchy and the economics of giving, and has presented her research in this field at conferences in Israel and around the world. This original and unique thinking is part of many movements in the world that aspire to build a non-patriarchal and non-capitalist society. In this framework, Shadmi also developed an outline for peace between Israel and Palestine and was invited to participate in the international conference "Moving Beyond Capitalism", held in Mexico in 2014. "Derech Am" is also part of post-capitalism and post-patriarchy.

 

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