• Erica Weiss and Guy Ben-Porat respond to Stacey Gutkowski's blog, "Groundhog Day all over again"

    Salvaging Israeli Secular Culture Erica Weiss, Tel Aviv University In 1970, Jacob Gruber coined the term “salvage anthropology” to describe the practice of 19th century ethnographers documenting the languages and cultures of those peoples threatened by extinction due to European and American colonialism. And so, it is somewhat ironic that this practice of recording vanishing cultures is just what jumps to my mind as I read Stacey Gutkowski’s account of modern secular Israelis. This is hyperbol…