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By analyzing select mainstream films from the beginning of the sound era until today, this groundbreaking study uses the medium of cinema to provide an understanding of the American Jewish experience over the last century.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright, Dedication, Quote
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface. Film as Haggadah: Toward a Better Understanding of America’s Jews
  2. pp. ix-xvi
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  1. 1. Introduction: A Century of American Jewish Life
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 2. The Jazz Singer: Out of the Jewish Ghetto (The 1920s)
  2. pp. 17-49
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  1. 3. Gentleman’s Agreement and Crossfire: Films That Took on Anti-Semitism in 1947 (The 1940s)
  2. pp. 50-96
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  1. 4. The Young Lions: Guaranteeing Acceptance (The 1950s)
  2. pp. 97-124
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  1. 5. The Way We Were and The Prince of Tides: Barbra Streisand and the Evolving American Jewish Woman (The 1970s and 1980s)
  2. pp. 125-151
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  1. 6. Avalon and Liberty Heights: The Spirit of Family—Remembering Better (The 1990s)
  2. pp. 152-180
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  1. 7. Everything Is Illuminated: A New Direction in Film—Searching for a Usable Past (The 21st Century)
  2. pp. 181-202
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 203-224
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 225-232
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  1. Selected Filmography
  2. pp. 233-234
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 235-246
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780292744318
Print ISBN
9780292744301
MARC Record
OCLC
867739374
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2013-08-12
Language
English
Open Access
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