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Forging Modern Jewish Identities

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Scholars in religious, Jewish, and Russian studies; history; and philosophy in the US, the UK, the Netherlands, and Israel have contributed the 12 chapters of this volume on Jewish identity. Among the topics are the German-Jewish youth movement Blau-Weiss, the experiences of Hungarian Jews, late 19th-century Russian-Jewish artists, Jews in 1950s American popular culture, and Marcel Proust and the theme of assimilation. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Forging Modern Jewish Identities illuminates facets of modern Jewish identity through engagement with diverse historical moments, political and social currents and literature as an aspect of popular culture. This volume is distinctive, and it can be enjoyed by the general reader as well as having potential as a teaching tool, as the experience of Jewry in the United States, Britain, Central and Western Europe, Russia and the Soviet Union is addressed by experts in each of these fields. Its introduction places the volume within the burgeoning genre of anthologies that constitutes a significant - but little noticed - development in Jewish and ethnic-national historiography. Cutting across disciplinary and national boundaries, the articles highlight Jewry's encounter with modernity from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. While acknowledging the power of acculturation, each of the contributions details how Jews transformed themselves, individually and communally, while res

Product Details

ISBN:
9780853034544
Publisher:
Mitchell Vallentine & Company
Subject:
Jews
Editor:
Tananbaum, Susan
Editor:
Bloom, Sam
Editor:
Berkowitz, Michael
Author:
Berkowitz, Michael
Author:
McIlvanney, Siobhan W.
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Jewish studies
Subject:
Jews -- Identity.
Subject:
Social integration.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Series:
Parkes-Wiener Series on Jewish Studies,
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
293

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"Synopsis" by , Forging Modern Jewish Identities illuminates facets of modern Jewish identity through engagement with diverse historical moments, political and social currents and literature as an aspect of popular culture. This volume is distinctive, and it can be enjoyed by the general reader as well as having potential as a teaching tool, as the experience of Jewry in the United States, Britain, Central and Western Europe, Russia and the Soviet Union is addressed by experts in each of these fields. Its introduction places the volume within the burgeoning genre of anthologies that constitutes a significant - but little noticed - development in Jewish and ethnic-national historiography. Cutting across disciplinary and national boundaries, the articles highlight Jewry's encounter with modernity from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. While acknowledging the power of acculturation, each of the contributions details how Jews transformed themselves, individually and communally, while res
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