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  • Boundaries of Jewish Identity
  • 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 li
  • 2010
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  • Published by: University of Washington Press
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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?"

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii- vii
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  1. Introduction: Who and What Is Jewish? : Controversies and Comparative Perspectives on the Boundaries of Jewish Identity
  2. pp. 3-11
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  1. 1. Are Genes Jewish? : Conceptual Ambiguities in the New Genetic Age
  2. pp. 12-26
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  1. 2. Who Is a Jew? - Categories, Boundaries, Communities, and Citizenship Law in Israel
  2. pp. 27-42
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  1. 3. Jewish Character? - Stereotype and Identity in Fiction from Israel by Aharon Appelfeld and Sayed Kashua
  2. pp. 43-63
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  1. 4. “Funny, You Don’t Look Jewish” - Visual Stereotypes and the Making of Modern Jewish Identity
  2. pp. 64-90
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  1. 5. Blame, Boundaries, and Birthrights - Jewish Intermarriage in Midcentury America
  2. pp. 91-109
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  1. 6. Boundary Maintenance and Jewish Identity - Comparative and Historical Perspectives
  2. pp. 110-131
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  1. 7. Good Bad Jews - Converts, Conversion, and Boundary Redrawing in Modern Russian Jewry, Notes toward a New Category
  2. pp. 132-160
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  1. 8. “Jewish Like an Adjective” - Confronting Jewish Identities in Contemporary Poland
  2. pp. 161-187
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  1. 9. Conversos, Marranos, and Crypto-Latinos - The Jewish Question in the American Southwest (and What It Can Tell Us about Race and Ethnicity)
  2. pp. 188-202
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  1. 10. The Contested Logics of Jewish Identity
  2. pp. 203-215
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 216-232
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 233-236
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 237- 249
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780295800837
Related ISBN
9780295990552
MARC Record
OCLC
708029800
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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