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Enforced Marginality: Jewish Narratives on Abandoned Wives

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This illuminating study explores a central but neglected aspect of modern Jewish history: the problem of abandoned Jewish wives, or agunes ("chained wives")and#151;women who under Jewish law could not obtain a divorceand#151;and of the men who deserted them. Looking at seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Germany and then late nineteenth-century eastern Europe and twentieth-century United States, Enforced Marginality explores representations of abandoned wives while tracing the demographic movements of Jews in the West. Bluma Goldstein analyzes a range of texts (in Old Yiddish, German, Yiddish, and English) at the intersection of disciplines (history, literature, sociology, and gender studies) to describe the dynamics of power between men and women within traditional communities and to elucidate the full spectrum of experiences abandoned women faced.

About the Author

Bluma Goldstein is Professor Emerita in the Department of German at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of Reinscribing Moses: Heine, Kafka, Freud, and Schoenberg in the European Wilderness (1994).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Prologue: Finally Out in the Open

1. Abandoned Wives in Jewish Family Law: An Introduction to the Agune

2. Doubly Exiled in Germany: Abandoned Wives in Glikl Hameland#8217;s Memoirs and Solomon Maimonand#8217;s Autobiography

3. The Victims of Adventure: Abandoned Wives in Abramovitshand#8217;s Benjamin the Third and Sholem Aleykhemand#8217;s Menakhem-Mendl

4. Agunes Disappearing in and#147;A Gallery of Vanished Husbandsand#8221;: Retrieving the Voices of Abandoned Women and Children

5. An Autobiography of Turmoil: Abandoned Mother, Abandoned Daughter

Epilogue

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520249684
Subtitle:
Jewish Narratives on Abandoned Wives
Author:
Goldstein, Bluma
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Jewish studies
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Jewish women
Subject:
Jewish literature
Subject:
Jewish literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Jewish women in literature.
Subject:
Sociology-Jewish Studies
Subject:
Judaism - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
S. Mark Taper Foundation Imprint in Jewish Studies
Publication Date:
20070821
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 b/w photos, 2 line drawings
Pages:
235
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 1 lb

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