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The Impossible JewIdentity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History$
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Benjamin Schreier

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781479868681

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Minority Report

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(p.214) Conclusion
Source:
The Impossible Jew
Author(s):

Benjamin Schreier

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.003.0007

This book has explored the status quo between Jewish American literary study, Jewish studies, “ethnic” or multicultural studies, and English and American literature, along with the current state of Jewish studies and critical identity formations more generally. It has noted the relative lack of interest in talking about Jewish identity on the part of other fields such as American studies and comparative ethnicity studies as one of the axes of Jewish American literary study's professional alienation. It has also discussed sweeping claims about what Jewish American literary study can and should do with Jewish American literature; the dangers of linking Jewish literary criticism to a concept of a Jewish people; normalization as the modality of the identitarian investment of thought; and the recuperative, generative history that is necessary to nationalistic anthropologism.

Keywords:   multicultural studies, Jewish American literary study, Jewish studies, Jewish identity, American studies, comparative ethnicity studies, Jewish American literature, literary criticism

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