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Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni

Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology

Department of East Asian Studies

Tel Aviv University
Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel
Tel: +972-3-6409394

Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni

Prof. Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni teaches at Tel Aviv University in the Departments of Sociology and Anthropology and East Asian Studies. She graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. Her current research focuses on gender, women and “new fathers” in Japan, on cultural globalization and the incorporation of New Age spirituality in Israeli mainstream.¬† Her latest book Housewives of Japan: An Ethnography for Real Lives and Consumerized Domesticity was published in 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan. She is also the author of Packaged Japaneseness: Weddings, Business and Brides, published by Hawaii University Press in 1997. She published numerous articles in leading journals including Journal of Material Culture, Journal of Consumer Culture, Ethnos and Ethnology.

For a lecture given on March 2013 at the Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan