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  Volume 25, Number 4, Summer 2007

Table of Contents

From: Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies

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Special Issue: "Cool Jewz": Contemporary Jewish Identity in Popular Culture

Guest Editor: Mikel Koven,

Contributors to This Issue

pp. vii-viii


Cool Jewz: Contemporary Jewish Identity in Popular Culture/-/-An Introduction

pp. 1-2


The Fockerized Jew?: Questioning Jewishness as Cool in American Popular Entertainment

pp. 3-17

"Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Race": Jewish Stereotypes, Media Images, Cultural Hybridity

pp. 18-42

From Ugly Duckling to Cool Fashion Icon: Sarah Jessica Parker's Blonde Ambitions

pp. 43-63

"That Was Nifty": Willow Rosenberg Saves the World in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

pp. 64-77

Jewish/Queer: Thresholds of Vulnerable Identities in Tony Kushner's Angels in America

pp. 78-98

Oppositional Culture and the "New Jew" Brand: From Plotz to Heeb to Lost Tribe

pp. 99-123

Punk, Jews, and the Holocaust\-\-The English Story

pp. 124-149

To Play or Pray? Shawn Green and His Choice over Atonement

pp. 150-167


Everyman (review)

pp. 168-170

Mocking the Age: The Later Novels of Philip Roth (review)

pp. 171-173

Telling the Little Secrets: American Jewish Writings since the 1980s (review)

pp. 173-176

Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939 (review)

pp. 176-178

A Concise History of the Third Reich (review)

pp. 178-180

The Jewish Women of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp (review)

pp. 180-182

Sounds of Defiance: The Holocaust, Multilingualism and the Problem of English (review)

pp. 182-184

Jüdische Polonität: Ethnizität und Nation im Spiegel der polnischsprachigen jüdischen Presse 1918-1939 (review)

pp. 184-187

Yiddish Civilization: The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation (review)

pp. 187-189

Sephardic Identity: Essays on a Vanishing Jewish Culture (review)

pp. 189-192

Political Learning and Citizenship under Conflict: The Political Socialization of Israeli and Palestinian Youngsters (review)

pp. 192-194

The Palestinian National Movements: Politics of Contention, 1967-2005 (review)

pp. 194-196

The Losing Battle with Islam (review)

pp. 196-198

Defending the Holy Land: A Critical Analysis of Israel's Security & Foreign Policy (review)

pp. 199-201

God's Mountain: The Temple Mount in Time, Place, and Memory (review)

pp. 201-203

Wisdom at Qumran: A Form-Critical Analysis of the Admonitions in 4QInstruction (review)

pp. 203-205

Sliding to the Right: The Contest for the Future of American Jewish Orthodoxy (review)

pp. 205-207

Strangers in The Land: Blacks, Jews, Post-Holocaust America (review)

pp. 208-210

American Artists, Jewish Images (review)

pp. 210-212

Who She Was: My Search for My Mother's Life (review)

pp. 213-215

The Myth of the Jewish Race: A Biologist's Point of View (review)

pp. 215-216

Book Notes

Book Notes

pp. 217-224

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