The Department of Sociology and Anthropologyhaim hazan

Address: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
Tel Aviv University partment ress: hology,
Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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Short Biography

Haim Hazan is Professor of sociology and social anthropology and associated with the Herczeg Institute on Aging. He published numerous articles and several books including "the Limbo People: A Study of the Constitution of the Time Universe among the Aged" (1980); "Paradoxical Community"(1990); "Managing Change in Old Age" (1992); "Old Age: Construction and Deconstruction" (1994); "From First Principles: An Experiment in Aging" (1996); and "Simulated Dreams: Israeli Youth and Virtual Zionism" (2001).

Prof. Hazan current work focuses on intergenerational relations and life stories.

Fields of Interest

Haim Hazan's main areas of interest and research cover the life course, time, cultural and interactional aspects of old age, total institutions, community, nationalism and collective memory.

Selected Publications

H. Hazan. The Limbo People - A Study of the Constitution of the Time Universe Among The Aged, London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980 (Revised Hebrew edition published by Eshel, Jerusalem, 2003).

H. Hazan. Aging as a Social Phenomenon, Tel Aviv, Misrad Habitachon, 1984 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. Knowledge of Aging, Jerusalem, Academon, 1988 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. A Paradoxical Community, Greenwich, JAI Press, 1990.

H. Hazan. Managing Change in Old Age: The Control of Meaning in an Institutional Setting, New York, State University Press of New York, 1992.

H. Hazan. The Anthropological Discourse: Issues in the Study of Man and Culture,
Tel Aviv, Misrad Habitachon, 1992 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan Old Age: Constructions and Deconstructions, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1994.

H. Hazan From First Principles: An Experiment in Ageing, Westport, CT., Bergin & Garvey,1996.

H. Hazan. Simulated Dreams: Israeli Youth and Virtual Zionism. New York: Berghahn Books, 2001.

H. Hazan and D. Monterescu. Twilight Nationalism: Life Stories of Arab and Jewish Elderly, Jerusalem, Van Leer (in press).

H. Hazan and E. Hertzog (eds.) Serendipity in Anthropological Research: The Nomadic Turn Research, London, Ashgate, 2012.

H. Hazan and A. Goldberg (eds.) Marking Evil: The Globalization of the Holocaust, Berghahn Books (accepted).

H. Hazan. "Loneliness and Isolation - Contradictory, Compatible and Complementary Phenomena", Gerontology, 1978, 11,1, pp. 115-118 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Loneliness and Segregation as an Interactional Foundation for Group Consciousness among the elderly", Gerontology, 1978, 28, pp. 50-54 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Continuity and Change in a Teacup: On the Symbolic Nature of Tea-Related Behavior among the Aged", The Sociological Review, 1980, 20 (N.S.), pp. 497-516.

H. Hazan. "Totality as an Adaptive Strategy - Two Case Studies of the Management of Powerlessness", Social Analysis, 1981, 2, pp. 63-76.

H. Hazan. "Adjustment and Control in an Old Age Home", in E. Marx (ed.), A Composite Portrait of Israel, London, Academic Press, 1981, pp. 239-256.

H. Hazan. "Beyond Disengagement - A Case Study of Segregation of the Aged", Human Organization, 1982, 41 (4), pp. 355-359.

H. Hazan. "Discontinuity and Identity: A Case Study of Reintegration Among the Aged", Research on Aging, 1983, 5 (4), pp. 473-490.

H. Hazan. "Religion in an Old Age Home: Symbolic Adaptation as a Survival Strategy", Ageing and Society, 1984, 4, pp. 137-156.

H. Hazan "Continuity and Transformation among the Aged: A Study in the Anthropology of Time", Current Anthropology, 1984, 35, pp. 367-378.

H. Hazan. "Temporal Conceptions of Community in a Sponsored Urban Setting", Urban Anthropology, 1984, 13, pp. 33-64.

H. Hazan. "Anthropology of Ageing: Directions and Challenges", in S. Bergman and
Y. Margolets (eds.), Ageing and Old Age in Israel, Tel Aviv, Am Oved, 1984, pp. 59-92 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Terminality Denied - On the Social Control of Death Among the Aged", Cambridge Anthropology, 1985, 10, pp. 1-14.

H. Hazan. "Body Image and Temporality among the Aged", Studies in Symbolic Interaction, 1986, 7, pp. 305-329.

H. Hazan. "Existential Boundaries in an Institutional Setting: The Case of the Aged", in Y. Kashti and M. Arieli (eds.), People in Institutions - The Israeli Scene, London, Freund, 1986, pp. 239-256.

H. Hazan. "Holding Time Still with Cups of Tea", in M. Douglas (ed.), Constructive Drinking, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1987, pp. 205-219.

H. Hazan. "Myth into Reality: Enacting Life Histories in an Institutional Setting",
in M. Busse and L. Maddox (eds.), Advances in Gerontology and Geriatrics, New York, Springer, 1987, pp. 441-448.

H. Hazan. "A Renewal Neighborhood as a Community: An Anthropological Analysis from a Social World Perspective", Megamot, 1988, 31, pp. 286-298 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Korperbild un Sozialer Kontext. Uber die Konstruktion Somatischer Erfahrungen", in Gockenjan/Von Kondratowitz (eds.), Alter und Alltag, Frankfurt, Suhrkamp Verlag, 1988, pp. 270-299 (German).

H. Hazan. "Between the Human and the Cultural", Machshavot, 1988, 57, pp. 31-38 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Course versus Cycle: On the Understanding of Understanding Old Age", Journal of Aging Studies, 1988, 1, pp. 1-19. Reprinted in J. Gubrium and K. Charnaz (eds.), Aging, Self and Community, Greenwich, JAI Press, 1992, pp. 3-14.

H. Hazan. "Victim into Sacrifice: The Old as a Symbolic Type", Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 1990, 5, pp. 79-84.

H. Hazan. "The Construction of Personhood among the Aged: A Comparative Study of Aging in Israel and England", in J. Sokolovsky (ed.), The Cultural Context of Aging: Worldwide Perspective, New York, Bergin and Garvey, 1990, pp. 263-276.

H. Hazan. "Dimensions of Change", in P. Spencer (ed.), Anthropology and the Riddle of the Sphinx, London, Routledge, 1990, pp. 183-193.

H. Hazan. "Vice-Versa: An Anthropological Look at Learning in Old Age", Iyunim Behinuch, 1991, 5/6, pp. 95-105 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "'The Way We Were': Individual, Collectivity and Society in Tel-Aviv of 'Midsummer Blues'", in D. Nahmias and G. Menahem (eds.), Tel Aviv-Jaffa Studies, Tel Aviv, Ramot, 1993, pp. 261-280. (Hebrew) (translated).

H. Hazan. "Talking Community: The Rhetorical Construction of a Social Concept", Israel Social Science Research, 1994, 9, pp. 27-54.

H. Hazan. "The Ethnographer's Textual Presence: On Three Forms of Anthropological Authorship", Cultural Anthropology, 1995, 10 (3), pp. 395-406.

H. Hazan. "The Insignificant Other: How Social Marginality is Symbolically Constituted", Social Security, 1996, 4, pp. 72-88. (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Lost Horizons Regained: The Relevance of the Anthropology of Old Age to Understanding Contemporary Living", in A. Ahmed and C. Shore (eds.), The Future of Anthropology: Its Relevance to the Contemporary World, London, Athlone, 1996, pp. 203-227.

H. Hazan. "The Disguised Egg: Three Narratives of Culture", in Y. Kashti and R. Eizekovitz (eds.), Faces in the Mirror: Israeli Cultures in the 1990's, Tel Aviv, Ramot, 1996, pp. 11-35 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Another Place: Old Age Homes as a Site of Modernity", Gerontology, Special Issue: Old Age Institutions in Israel, 1997, 77, pp. 8-18 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan, A. Raz. "The Authorized Self: How Middle Age Defines Old Age in the Postmodern", Semiotica, 1997, 113, pp. 257-276.

H. Hazan. "On Cultural Erasure: Social Body and Collective Memory in Media Texts", in D. Caspi (ed.) Communication and Democracy in Israel, Tel-Aviv, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997, pp. 153-172 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "The Double Voice of the Third Age", in J. Lomranz (ed.) Handbook of Aging and Mental Health, New York, Plenum, 1998, pp. 183-197.

H. Hazan. "The Time of Place: An Anthropological Look on Rabin's Burial Ground", in M. Mautner, A. Sagi & R. Shamir (eds.) Multiculturalism in a Democratic and Jewish State, Ariel Rozen Zwi Memorial Book, Tel Aviv, Ramot, 1998, pp. 59-92 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Three Faces of the Holocaust: A Comparative Discussion of the Preparation of High School Students for Journeys to Poland", Panim, 1999, 11, pp. 66-75 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Terms of Visibility: Eldercare in an Aging Nation State - The Israeli Case",

Journal of Family Issues, 2000, 21 (6), pp. 733-751.

H. Hazan. "Rabin's Burial Ground: Revisiting the Zionist Myth", in Y. Peri (ed.) Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press, 2000, pp. 227-244.

H. Hazan. "Between the Times: The Body of Israeli Identity", Zmanim, 68-69, 2000, pp. 146-154 (Hebrew).

40. H. Hazan. "The Anthropological Study of the Elderly: Some Basic Points", Gerontology, 2001, 28 (vol. 3-4), pp. 263-275 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "That’s How We Were: Individual, Group, and Collective Memory in the Tel Aviv of ‘Late Summer Blues’", in H. Herzog and E. Ben-Rafael, Language and Communication in Israel, Piscataway: Transaction Publishers, 2001, pp. 53-75.

H. Hazan. "Aging in the Global Village", in Y. Brik, (Ed.) Politics of Old Age, Tel-Aviv, Hakibbutz Hameuchad Eshel, 2002, pp. 30-50 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "The Home over the Hill: Towards a Modern Cosmology of Institutionalization", Journal of Aging Studies, 2002, (16) 4, pp. 323-344.

H. Hazan. "Re-membered Bodies - Dis-membered Selves: The Discourse of the Institutionalized Old". In L. Anderson (ed.) Cultural Gerontology: Westport, Conn. 2002, pp. 207-220.

H. Hazan. "From Hopeless Future to Futureless Hope: Temporality among the aged", in R. Jacoby and G. Keinan (eds.) Between Stress and Hope, Westport, Conn & London, Praeger, 2003, pp. 251-274.

H. Hazan. "Anthropology of Old Age" In A. Rosin (ed.) Aging and Old Age: Israeli and Universal Perspectives. Jerusalem: Eshel. 2003, pp. 575-713 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Disposable Children: On the Role of Offspring in the Construction of Conjugal Support in Later Life", in V. Bengtson & A. Loewenstein (eds.) Global Aging and Challenges of Families, Aldine de Gruyter, 2003, pp. 159-174.

H. Hazan. The Body Sociological: On the Status of Somatic Representations, Israeli Sociology, 2003, 5 (1), pp. 219-230 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan & T. Lev. The Enchantment of Evil, Panim, 2003, 26, pp. 130-144 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan and T. Gamliel. Death Procession: Rituals of Self-Death in an Old Age Home, Israeli Sociology, 2003, 2, pp. 395-41 (Hebrew).

T. Gamliel and H. Hazan Stigma as Reputation: On Self Identity in Two Old Age Institutions, Gerontology, 2003, 30 (3), pp. 31-45 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan & T. Gamliel. Dignity Transitions: Death rituals - symbolism in the life of the elderly, Studies in Symbolic Interactions, 2004, 27, pp. 207-234.

H. Hazan & D. Monterescu. "The City of the Forking Paths: The Personal, the Urban and the National in Life Stories of Arab and Jewish Elderly People in Yafo" in D. Nachmias and G. Menahem (eds.) Tel-Aviv-Yafo Studies: Social Processes and Public Policy, 2005. Tel-Aviv, Dyonon Publishing, pp. 175-206 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Beyond Discourse: Recognising Bare Life Among the Very Old" in J. L. Powell & A. Wahidin (eds.) Foucault and Aging, 2006, New-York, Nova Science Publishers, pp. 157-170.

T. Gamliel & H. Hazan. "The Meaning of Stigma: Identity Construction in Two Old Age

Institutions", Ageing and Society, 2006, 26: 355-371.

H. Hazan. "What does Agamben Expose?" Israeli Sociology, 2007, 8: 349-353 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "The Return of the Old Savage: The Old as Other in Anthropological Discourse", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 2009, 29: 60-72.

H. Hazan "Byond Dialogue: Entering the Fourth Space in Old Age" in Ricca Edmonson and Hans-Joachin Kondratovitz (eds.) Valuing Older People: A Humanistic Approach to Aging, Bristol, The Policy Press, 2009, pp. 91-104.

Shmotkin, D., Lerner-Geva L, Cohen-Mansfield J., Blumstein T., Eyan N., Shorek A., Kave G., Hazan H. Profiles of Functioning as Predictors of Mortality in Old Age: The Advantage of a Configurative Approach, Arch. Gerontol. Geriatr. 2009: Sept. 11 (Epub ahead of print).

H. Hazan. "An Anthropologist on Mars: Invitation to the Dead End Labrynth of Old Age Studies", Gerontology, 2010, 37: 23-36 (Hebrew).

Cohen-Mansfield J., Shmotkin D., Eyal N., Reichental Y., Hazan H. A Comparison of Three Types of Autobiographical Memories in Old-Old Age: First Memories, Pivotal Memories and Traumatic Memories, Gerontology, 2010 March 9 (Epuv ahead of print).

H. Hazan. "The Disguised Egg: Four Narratives of Acculturation", in E. Hertzog, O. Abuhav, H. Goldberg and E. Marx (eds.) Perspectives on Israeli Anthropology, Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 2010, pp. 157-172.

H. Hazan. "Gerontological Autism: Terms of Accountability in the Cultural Study of the

Category of the Fourth Age", Ageing and Society (forthcoming).

H. Hazan. "Introduction: The Globalization of the Holocaust", in H. Hazan and A. Goldberg (eds.) Marking Evil: The Globalization of the Holocaust, New-York, Berghahn Books (accepted).

H. Hazan. "Introduction: Towards a Nomadic Turn in Anthropology", in H. Hazan and E. Hertzog (eds.) Serendipity in Anthropological Research: the Nomadic Turn, London, Ashgate, 2012, pp. 1-14.

H. Hazan. "Uncivilized Spaces: Anthropology and the Unglobalized", in H. Hazan and A. Goldberg (eds.) Marking Evil: The Globalization of the Holocaust, New-York, Berghahn Books (accepted).

H. Hazan. "Seductive Communities: On Non-Representational Constructions", in H. Hazan and E. Hertzog (eds.) Serendipity in Anthropological Research: The Nomadic Turn, London, Ashgate, 2012, pp. 47-64.

Updated May 2013