Boundaries of Jewish Identity

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Oktober 2010



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?"


Susan A. Glenn is Howard and Frances Keller Endowed Professor of History and a member of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Washington. Naomi B. Sokoloff is professor of Near Eastern languages and civilizations and professor of comparative literature at the University of Washington, where she has also served as the Samuel and Althea Stroum Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies. Other contributors are Gad Barzilai, Lila Corwin Berman, Laada Bilaniuk, Jonathan Freedman, Calvin Goldscheider, Susan Martha Kahn, Erica Lehrer, and Shulamit S. Magnus.


"Jewish identity presents a particular challenge for students of culture because the Jews are at once a profoundly variable group--both religious and secular, national and cosmopolitan, ethnically diverse--and also highly unified by historical and textual associations. Boundaries of Jewish Identity is a provocative and stimulating book about a much talked about but surprisingly under-analyzed subject."- David Biale, University of California, Davis
EAN: 9780295990552
ISBN: 0295990554
Untertitel: 'Samuel and Althea Stroum Books'. 1 illus. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University of Washington Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2010
Seitenanzahl: 240 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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