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The Resource Boundaries of Jewish identity, edited by Susan A. Glenn and Naomi B. Sokoloff, (electronic resource)

Boundaries of Jewish identity, edited by Susan A. Glenn and Naomi B. Sokoloff, (electronic resource)

Label
Boundaries of Jewish identity
Title
Boundaries of Jewish identity
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susan A. Glenn and Naomi B. Sokoloff
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The subject of Jewish identity is one of the most vexed and contested issues of modern religious and ethnic group history. This interdisciplinary collection draws on work in law, anthropology, history, sociology, literature, and popular culture to consider contemporary and historical responses to the question, "Who and what is Jewish?"
  • These essays look at the forces, ranging from new genetic and reproductive technologies to increasingly multicultural societies, that push against established boundaries, examining how definitions of Jewishness have been established, enforced, challenged, and transformed. What makes Boundaries of Jewish Identity distinctive is its attention to the various Jewish "epistemologies" or ways of knowing who counts as a Jew. The essays reveal that answers to that question reflect the different social, intellectual, and political locations of those who are asking
  • This book provides an excellent opportunity to examine how Jews fit into an increasingly diverse America and an increasingly complicated global society
  • "A provocative and timulating book about a much talked about but surprisingly under-analyzed subject."
  • David Biale, University of California, Davis
  • "A wonderfully coherent, superbly edited volume about the incoherence of contemporary Jewish identity. Its lucid, intriguing essays provide a fresh, and at times unsettling, perspective on what it means to be Jewish."--Steven J. Zipperstein, Stanford University --Book Jacket
Dewey number
305.892/4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Glenn, Susan A.
  • Sokoloff, Naomi B
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
Label
Boundaries of Jewish identity, edited by Susan A. Glenn and Naomi B. Sokoloff, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Samuel and Althea Stroum Book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Are genes Jewish? : conceptual ambiguities in the new genetic age / Susan Martha Kahn -- Who is a Jew? : categories, boundaries, communities, and citizenship law in Israel / Gad Barzilai -- Jewish character? : stereotype and identity in fiction from Israel by Aharon Appelfeld and Sayed Kashua / Naomi B. Sokoloff -- "Funny, you don't look Jewish" : visual stereotypes and the making of modern Jewish identity / Susan A. Glenn -- Blame, boundaries, and birthrights : Jewish intermarriage in midcentury America / Lila Corwin Berman -- Boundary maintenance and Jewish identity : comparative and historical perspectives / Calvin Goldscheider -- Good bad jews : converts, conversion, and boundary redrawing in modern Russian Jewry : notes toward a new category / Shulamit S. Magnus -- "Jewish like an adjective" : confronting Jewish identities in contemporary Poland / Erica Lehrer -- Conversos, Marranos, and crypto-Latinos : the Jewish question in the American Southwest (and what it can tell us about race and ethnicity) / Jonathan Freedman -- The contested logics of Jewish identity / Laada Bilaniuk
Control code
ocn708029800
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 249 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295800837
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)708029800
Label
Boundaries of Jewish identity, edited by Susan A. Glenn and Naomi B. Sokoloff, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"A Samuel and Althea Stroum Book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Are genes Jewish? : conceptual ambiguities in the new genetic age / Susan Martha Kahn -- Who is a Jew? : categories, boundaries, communities, and citizenship law in Israel / Gad Barzilai -- Jewish character? : stereotype and identity in fiction from Israel by Aharon Appelfeld and Sayed Kashua / Naomi B. Sokoloff -- "Funny, you don't look Jewish" : visual stereotypes and the making of modern Jewish identity / Susan A. Glenn -- Blame, boundaries, and birthrights : Jewish intermarriage in midcentury America / Lila Corwin Berman -- Boundary maintenance and Jewish identity : comparative and historical perspectives / Calvin Goldscheider -- Good bad jews : converts, conversion, and boundary redrawing in modern Russian Jewry : notes toward a new category / Shulamit S. Magnus -- "Jewish like an adjective" : confronting Jewish identities in contemporary Poland / Erica Lehrer -- Conversos, Marranos, and crypto-Latinos : the Jewish question in the American Southwest (and what it can tell us about race and ethnicity) / Jonathan Freedman -- The contested logics of Jewish identity / Laada Bilaniuk
Control code
ocn708029800
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 249 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295800837
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)708029800

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