Prof. Motti Neiger   
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Culture Mediators

"Culture Mediators" are the agencies (professionals and social institutions) between the cultural producers and the audience. I am interested in the literary field of cultural production, and the functions of mediators such as book publishers (editors), literary supplements (critics), internet forums, librarians, book stores and, even marketing, play a decisive active role in mediating the literary text to a wider public. My research on this field begins with my dissertation (awarded 2000), "The Literary Supplements and the Shaping of Israeli Culture – "The Literary Supplements in the Israeli Press (1948-1995) and their Role in  Israeli Culture, Society, Press and Literature”, written at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. My latest project on the subject is a complete volume (702 pp.) on the publishing industry: Publishers as Culture Mediators: The Cultural History of Hebrew Publishing in Israel (1910-2010)

 


     Publications on Culture Mediators

Neiger, M. (2017). Publishers as Culture Mediators: The Cultural History of Hebrew Publishing in Israel (1910-2010). Jerusalem: MN Publishings. [702 pp.].
 

Neiger, M. & Abdulahib, N. (2011). The publishing experience: Examining books and internet literary manuscripts publishing processes from the writers' point-of-view. Kesher. 41: 54-64. [PDF on Hebrew]

Neiger, M. (2010). The Trends and The impact of The Books Best-Seller List. In: Kasel, L. and Hakak Y. (eds.). The Limits of Quantification: Critical Perspective on Measuring and Grading. Beer-Sheva: The Ben-Gurion University and the Israeli Association for Qualitative Research Methods. [PDF in Hebrew].

Neiger, M. (2008). The Establishment of the Publishing Industry in the Land of Israel. kesher. 37: 82-92.

 
S.Y. Agnon and Berl Katznelson

Neiger M. & Kohn A. (2008). A Three Dimensional Perspective for Cultural Interpretation of Protest Performances. In Alexander T. (ed.) Igud – Essays on Jewish Studies and Literature, 3rd vol, pp. 227-245. Jerusalem: The World Union of Jewish Studies. [PDF]

Neiger, M. (2004). When Literature Meets the Press – Trends in the Literary Supplements of Daily Newspapers in Israel, From the 1950s to the 1990s . Hebrew Studies, 45, 119-131.

Neiger M. (2003). The literary supplement as a ritual. Panim, 27, 12-22.

Neiger, M. and Roeh, I. (2003). The Secular Holy Scriptures: The Role of the Holyday Literary Supplements in the Israeli Press and Culture. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 4(4), 477-489.

Neiger, M. (2000). The origins of Literary Supplements. Reeh, 4: 55-75. Paris.

Neiger, M. (1999). The Literary Supplements and the Shaping of Israeli Culture – The Literary Supplements in the Israeli Press – 1948-1995 – as a Creator of Changes and as a Reflector of Phenomena in Israeli Culture, Society, Press and Literature”, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Hebrew U. of Jerusalem. (Advisers: Yitzhak Roeh (Dep. of Communication and Journalism, Hebrew University, Jerusalem) and Ruth Karton-Bloom (Dep. of Hebrew Literature, Hebrew University, Jerusalem). Approved: April, 2000.

Related papers:

Neiger M. (1996). The life of the poet and essayist Yeshurun Keshet. In: Yeshurun Keshet – The Lost Treasure (pp. 631-664). Jerusalem: Carmel.  [for the PDF in Hebrew].

Neiger, M. (1993). The mother, the Son and the Spirit of Postmodernism. Efes-Shtaim, 2, 128-133. [for the PDF in Hebrew].      

Neiger, M. (2008, January). The Plurality of Culture: Poetry in the Media Society, Poetry Place (on-line journal), Issue number 28. {In Hebrew}.

Neiger, M. (2006, 2 May). The Story of Hebrew Publishers before the Establishment of Israel. Ma’ariv, Literature and Books, 20-23.