Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | July 16, 2015

    Annie Liontas: IMG "You Want Me to Smell My Fingers?": Five Unforgettable Greek Idioms



    The word "idiom" originates in the Greek word ídios ("one's own") and means "special feature" or "special phrasing." Idioms are peculiar because,... Continue »
    1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Let Me Explain You

      Annie Liontas 9781476789088

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$45.50
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
3 Local Warehouse African American Studies- General

More copies of this ISBN

Other titles in the Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique series:

Stepping Into Zion: Hatzaad Harishon, Black Jews, and the Remaking of Jewish Identity (Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique)

by

Stepping Into Zion: Hatzaad Harishon, Black Jews, and the Remaking of Jewish Identity (Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

By studying the multiracial Jewish organization Hatzaad Harishon, Janice W. Fernheimerand#8217;s Stepping into Zion considers the question and#147;Who is a Jew?and#8221;and#151; a critical rhetorical issue with far-reaching consequences for Jews and non-Jews alike.

Hatzaad Harishon ("The First Step") was a New York-based, multiracial Jewish organization that worked to increase recognition and legitimacy for Black Jews in the sixties and seventies. In Stepping into Zion, Janice W. Fernheimer examines the history and archives of Hatzaad Harishon to illuminate the shifting definitions and borders of Jewish identity, which have critical relevance to Jews of all traditions as well as to non-Jews.

Fernheimer focuses on a period when Jewish identity was in flux and deeply influenced by the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. In 1964, white and Black Jews formed Hatzaad Harishon to foster interaction and unity between Black and white Jewish communities. They raised the question of who or what constitutes Jewishness or Jewish identity, and in searching for an answer succeededand#151;both historically and rhetoricallyand#151;in gaining increased recognition for Black Jews. Fernheimer traces how, despite deep disagreement over definitions, members of Hatzaad Harishon were able to create common ground in a process she terms "interruptive invention": an incremental model for rhetorical success that allows different groups to begin and continue important but difficult discussions when they share little common ground or make unequal claims to institutional and discursive power, or when the nature of common ground is precisely what is at stake. Consequently, they provide a practical way out of the seemingly incommensurable stalemate incompatible worldviews present.

and#160;

Through insightful interpretations of Hatzaad Harishon's archival materials, Fernheimer chronicles the group's successes and failures within the larger rhetorical history of conflicts that emerge when cultural identities shift or expand.

Synopsis:

By studying the multiracial Jewish organization Hatzaad Harishon, Janice W. Fernheimerand#8217;s Stepping into Zion considers the question and#147;Who is a Jew?and#8221;and#151; a critical rhetorical issue with far-reaching consequences for Jews and non-Jews alike.

About the Author

Janice W. Fernheimer is an associate professor of writing, rhetoric, and digital studies and the director of Jewish Studies at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on questions of identity, invention, and cross-audience communication. Her scholarship has appeared in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, College English, Argumentation and Advocacy, Computers and Composition Online, Currents in Electronic Literacy, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, and Technical Communication. Fernheimer is also a founding member and leader of Klal Rhetorica, an international scholarly organization that explores issues of Jewish discourse, identity, and culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817318246
Author:
Fernheimer, Janice W.
Publisher:
University Alabama Press
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Albma Rhetoric Cult and Soc Crit
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
Religion » Western Religions » Social and Political Issues

Stepping Into Zion: Hatzaad Harishon, Black Jews, and the Remaking of Jewish Identity (Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique) New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$45.50 In Stock
Product details 216 pages University Alabama Press - English 9780817318246 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
By studying the multiracial Jewish organization Hatzaad Harishon, Janice W. Fernheimerand#8217;s Stepping into Zion considers the question and#147;Who is a Jew?and#8221;and#151; a critical rhetorical issue with far-reaching consequences for Jews and non-Jews alike.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.