Chaim Noy is Associate Professor with the Department of Communication, University of South Florida. His main fields of interest are performance studies, language and narrative, tourism and travel, mobility, masculinity, and qualitative and experimental research methods. His last book was “Narrative Community: Voices of Israeli Backpackers” (Wayne State University Press), and recent articles have appeared in the journals Social Semiotics, Qualitative Inquiry, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and Annals of Tourism Research.
ArticlesSensei claps his hands and calls “hai douzo!”, and it is as if I woke up from a daydream, though I wasn’t daydreaming. I’m sitting seiza (traditional Japanese kneeling posture) in an aikidō seminar taking place in Jerusalem. In the large mirror, which is installed on the opposite wall, I can see my friends sitting near me in a row that extends to my left...Read more