In Haredi Masculinities between the Yeshiva, the Army, Work and Politics : The Sage, the Warrior and the Entrepreneur, Hakak takes us on a fascinating journey into the world of young Haredi men who dare to leave Jewish Haredi religious seminaries (Yeshivas and Kollels) and explore new territories. Through extensive participant observations in a Haredi army basic training course, an occupational training program in Hi-Tech professions and the Haredi Headquarter of the Likud Party, Hakak explores the interactions between young Haredi men and the cultural and masculine models they meet in these new sites. Hakak’s observations expose the varying ways in which Haredi masculinities are being re-shaped through such interactions, and how this is impacting the Haredi minority and Israeli society more broadly.
Yohai Hakak, Ph.D. (2006), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is a Lecturer in Social Work at Brunel University London. Hakak has studied the Jewish Haredi minority since 1991, first as a journalist and since 2000, as a cultural and visual anthropologist.