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Key Words in Jewish Studies #01: Jewish Studies: A Theoretical Introduction

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Jewish Studies, the first volume in a groundbreaking new series, Key Words in Jewish Studies, introduces the basic approach of the series by organizing discussion around key concepts in the field that have emerged over the last two centuries: history and science, race and religion, self and community, identity and memory. The book is oriented by contemporary critical theory, especially feminist and postcolonial studies, and the multidisciplinary approaches of cultural studies.

By looking backward and forward—and across continents and disciplines—to unearth the evolution of the scholarly study of Jews, Andrew Bush provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of Jewish studies from the turn of the nineteenth century to the present. In the course of engaging scholarship on periods from the classical to the contemporary and from the disciplines of history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and literary studies, Bush questions male-dominated and Ashkenazi-centric visions of the field. He concludes with an experimental exposition of a new Jewish studies for a time where attention to difference has overtaken the security of canons and commonalities.

Synopsis:

Jewish Studies, the first volume in a groundbreaking new series, Key Words in Jewish Studies, introduces the basic approach of the series by organizing discussion around key concepts in the field that have emerged over the last two centuries: history and science, race and religion, self and community, identity and memory. The book is oriented by contemporary critical theory, especially feminist and postcolonial studies, and the multidisciplinary approaches of cultural studies.

About the Author

Andrew Bush is a professor of Jewish studies and Hispanic studies at Vassar College. He is the author of The Routes of Modernity: Spanish American Poetry from the Early to the Mid-Nineteenth Century.

Table of Contents

Foreword, by the Series Editors

Acknowledgements

Introduction: To What May This Be Likened?

   Studying Jews

   Terms of Debate and State of the Question

   In a New Key

1 Terms of Debate

   Opening Moves

   Jewish Science

   Others Studying, Other Jews

2 State of the Question

   Jewish Studies after Auschwitz

   The Boundaries of Ethnic Identity

   Building Memories

   Understanding Again

3 In a New Key

   Cast of Characters

   Points of Departure

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813554204
Author:
Bush, Andrew
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Subject:
Judaism - Theology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Paperback Edition
Series:
Key Words in Jewish Studies
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
166
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Jewish Studies, the first volume in a groundbreaking new series, Key Words in Jewish Studies, introduces the basic approach of the series by organizing discussion around key concepts in the field that have emerged over the last two centuries: history and science, race and religion, self and community, identity and memory. The book is oriented by contemporary critical theory, especially feminist and postcolonial studies, and the multidisciplinary approaches of cultural studies.
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