Selected Publications

Mothering and education

Golden, Deborah, Lauren Erdreich and Sveta Roberman (2018), Mothering, Education and Culture: Russian, Palestinian and Jewish Middle-Class Mothers in Israeli Society , London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Erdreich Lauren and Deborah Golden (2016). The cultural shaping of parental involvement: Theoretical insights from Israeli Jewish parents’ involvement in the primary schooling of their children, International Studies in Sociology of Education, 26(1): 51-65.

Golden, Deborah and Lauren Erdreich (2014). Mothering and the work of educational care: An Integrative Approach. British Journal of Sociology of Education , 35 (2), 263-277.

Teaching kids how to belong

Haller, Rachel, Deborah Golden, Louis Tavecchio (2018), Negotiating tradition and contemporary education: An enrichment center for Jewish Ultra-Orthodox children in Israel, Anthropology and Education Quarterly 49(3), 230-345.

Golden, Deborah, Ora Aviezer & Yair Ziv (2017). Modern pedagogy, local concerns: the Junkyard on the kibbutz kindergarten, Paedagogica Historica,

Golden, Deborah (2016). Child-rearing in the New Country: Advice for Immigrant Mothers in Israel. In Judy DeLoache and Alma Gottlieb (eds.), A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Seven Societies, pp. 123-151. Cambridge University Press.

Ziv, Yair, Deborah Golden and Tsafrir Goldberg (2015). Teaching traumatic historical events in kindergarten: the case of Holocaust studies in Israeli kindergartens. Early Education and Development , 26, 520-533.

Golden, Deborah and Chen Bram (2012). The elusive presence of multiculturalism in an educational field, Mifgash, special issue: Life on the Bridge: Connecting education, migration and multiculturalism, edited by Rivka Eisikovits (pp. 15-36) (Hebrew).

Golden, Deborah (2012). On the (im)possibility of taking care: Israeli early education teachers have their say. In Stephen Bialostok, Robert L. Whitman and William S. Bradley (eds.), Education and the Risk Society: Theories, Discourses and Risk Identitites in Education Contexts , pp. 141-168. Sense Publishers.

Golden, Deborah (2009). Fear, politics and children: Israeli-Jewish and Israeli-Palestinian preschool teachers talk about political violence. Etnofoor 21 (2), 77-95.

Golden, Deborah and Ofra Mayseless (2008). On the alert in an unpredictable environment. Culture and Psychology 14(2), 155-179.

Golden, D. (2006). Structured Looseness: Everyday Social Order in an Israeli Kindergarten . Ethos 34, 3, 367-390.

Golden, Deborah (2005). Nourishing the Nation: The Uses of Food in an Israeli Kindergarten. Food and Foodways 13(3), 181-199.

Golden, D. (2005). Childhood as Protected Space? Vulnerable Bodies in an Israeli Kindergarten . Ethnos 70(1), 79-100.

Golden, Deborah (2004). Hugging the Teacher: Reading Bodily Practice in an Israeli Kindergarten. Teachers and Teaching 10(4), 395-407.

Teaching immigrants how to belong

Golden, Deborah and Drubetskoy, Tatiyana (2005). Learning to be Seen: The Depiction of Encounters between Israeli and Newcomer Children in Children's Literature. Intercultural Education 16(5), 481-494.

Hebrew version: ובעברית

Golden, Deborah (2010). Properly visible: Encounters between Israeli and newcomer children in contemporary children's literature. In Lomsky-Feder, Edna and Tamar Rapoport, eds.Visibility in Immigration: Body, Gaze, Representation (pp. 140-157). Jerusalem: Van Leer Institute and Hakibbutz Hameuchad (Hebrew).

Golden, Deborah (2004). Patriotism in an Immigrant Society: An Anthropological Perspective. In A. Ben-Amos and D. Bar-Tal (Eds.), Patriotism: Homeland Love (pp. 101-133). Tel Aviv, Hakibbutz Hameuchad and Dyonon (in Hebrew).

Golden, Deborah (2003). A National Cautionary Tale: Russian Women Newcomers to Israel Portrayed. Nations and Nationalism 9(1), 83-104.

Hebrew version in Rivka Eisikovits (Ed.), From Here, There and Everywhere: Young Immigrants Crossing Cultural Borders in a Global World (pp. 157-183). Tel Aviv: Ramot-Tel Aviv University (2003).

Golden, Deborah (2002). Storytelling the Future: Israelis, Immigrants and the Imagining of Community. Anthropological Quarterly 75(1), 7-35.

Golden, Deborah (2002). Belonging through Time: Nurturing National Identity among Newcomers to Israel from the former Soviet Union. Time and Society 11(1), 5-24.

Golden, Deborah (2001). "Now, Like Real Israelis, Let's Stand Up and Sing": Teaching the National Language to Russian Newcomers in Israel . Anthropology and Education Quarterly 32(1), 52-79.
Hebrew version in Megamot (2003) 42(3), 388-411.

Golden, Deborah (1998). Opportunity Missed. In Danielle Storper Perez. The Russian Intelligentsia in Israel: Familiar Strangeness, pp. 221-260. Paris: CNRS Editions (French).

Distributive justice

Sabbagh, Clara and Deborah Golden (2007). Reflecting upon etic and emic perspectives on distributive justice. Social Justice Research, 20, 372-387

Golden, Deborah and Clara Sabbagh (2005) Immigration and Justice: The Allocation of Goods to Russian Newcomers in Israel. Contemporary Justice Review 8(3), 251-264.

Writing about doing research

Golden, Deborah (2019). Preliminary encounters with the data: Hugging the teacher. London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications, Ltd. doi: 10.4135/9781526495174

Golden, Deborah and Lauren Erdreich (2017). A Cross-Cultural Ethnographically Informed Interview Study: Mothering and Educating Among Middle-Class Mothers in Israel, SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2, DOI:

Golden, Deborah (2015). Working backwards: A methodological autobiography. In Smeyers, Paul, David Bridges, Nicholas Barbules and Morwenna Griffiths (eds.), International Handbook of Interpretation in Educational Research Methods , pp. 625-633. Dordrecht: Springer.

Writing about teaching

Golden, Deborah and Freema Elbaz-Luwisch (2007). Exhibiting lives.Teaching Education, 18 (4), 283-298.

Writing about other people's writing

Golan, Oren and Deborah Golden, (2017). Book Review: Education, Society and Justice by Clara Sabbagh and Liat Biberman-Shalev. Israeli Sociology 18 (2):255-257 (Hebrew).

Golden, Deborah (2015). Book Review: Immigrant youth who excel: Globalization's uncelebrated heroes by Rivka A. Eisikovits, Megamot (נ(ת 1: 375-377.

Golden, Deborah (2011). Book Review: Yeladim medabrim: Defusey tikshoret besiach amitim, edited by Shoshana Blum-Kulka and Michael Hemo, Misgerot Media, 7, 127-132 (Hebrew).

Golden, Deborah (2006). On the Potential Power of Words – Discussion ofDialogic Moments by Tamar Katriel. Soziologia Yisraelit, 142-145 (Hebrew).

Golden, Deborah (2008) Making Your Selves at Home: A Close Look at the Notion of "Klitat Aliyah". Sh'ma – Journal of Jewish Responsibility

Other interests

Golden, Deborah (1996). The Museum of the Jewish Diaspora Tells a Story. In Tom Selwyn (ed.), The Tourist Image: Myths and Myth Making in Tourism, pp. 223-250. London: John Wiley & Sons.