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Sirens of Remembrance

  • Ido Gideon
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Abstract

This fleshpoint explores a unique Israeli practice, the remembrance sirens. It describes the ways in which the annual siren serves as a physical realization of sociopolitical classifications in Israeli society, and their educational-instructional meaning. The siren as a sensual experience is considered, bearing on the meaning of standing to attention, as a formalized breach in normal functioning. This flashpoint aims to describe the siren as a symbol to its resonance in human bodies, and invites reassessment of the way the body is ordered in modern political life.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ido Gideon
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  1. 1.College of EducationTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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