Amit  Kama Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Amit Kama

Senior lecturer
The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College

Amit Kama is a Senior Lecturer at Yezreel Valley Academic College, Israel. His research focuses on minority groups – particularly, gay men and lesbians, people with disabilities, and migrant workers and immigrants – and the construction of their identities vis-à-vis mediated representations. In the past decade he has been studying cultural constructions and manifestations of the body. His works include numerous papers published in international and Israeli journals as well as five books pub


The following are some of my recent publications:
Kama, A. (2014). Calculating Hedonism among Gay Men. In M.J. Leitner & S. Leitner (Eds.), Israeli Life and Leisure in the 21st Century (pp. 281-290). Urbana, IL: Sagamore Publishing.
Kama, A. (2014). Manila-Tel Aviv: Complexities of a Migrant Workers' Magazine. In D. Caspi & N. Elias (Eds.), Ethnic Minorities and Media in the Holy Land (pp. 83-98). London. Vallentine Mitchell.
Kama, A. (2011). Parading Pridefully into the Mainstream: Gay & Lesbian Immersion in the Civil Core. In G. Ben-Porat & B. Turner (Eds.), The Contradictions of Israeli Citizenship: Land, Religion and State (pp. 180-202). Abdingdon: Routledge.


    Ph.D., Tel Aviv University, Israel, 2001

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Some more publications:
    Ilan, J. & Kama, A. (2016). Where has all the magic gone?: Audience interpretive strategies of The Hobbit’s film-novel rivalry. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 13(2), 289-307.
    Kama, A. & Malka, V. (2013). Identity Prosthesis: Roles of Homeland Media in Sustaining Native Identity. The Howard Journal of Communications, 24(4), 370–388.
    Kama, A. & Barak-Brandes, S. (2013). Taming the Shame:  Policing Excretions and Body Fluids in Advertisements for Hygiene Products. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 16(5), 582–597.
    Kama, A. (2008). Labor Migrants' Self-Empowerment via Participation in a Diasporic Magazine: Filipinos at Manila-Tel Aviv. Asian Journal of Communication, 18(3), 223-238.

Personal Interests

    Aside from my academic work, I am a potter working on the wheel for the past twenty years.