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Toward a Critical Semitism: On Not Answering the Jewish Question in Literary Studies

Benjamin Schreier

in The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868681
eISBN:
9781479888436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the nationalist identitarianism underwriting the current academic isolation of the historicist mainstream of Jewish American literary practice. It first considers the Jewish ... More


Buber versus Scholem and the Figure of the Hasidic Jew: A Literary Debate between Two Political Theologies

Hannan Hever

in Jews and the Ends of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at one of the most famous and significant debates in Jewish studies: between Gershom Scholem and Martin Buber over the character of Hasidism. On the face of it, the debate was a ... More


The Chutzpah of Jewish Cultural Studies

Simon J. Bronner

in Jewishness: Expression, Identity and Representation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113454
eISBN:
9781800340336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113454.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Jewish cultural studies. In its formation, Jewish cultural studies is something of a hybrid of Jewish studies and cultural studies. For Jewish ... More


Introduction

in Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776646
eISBN:
9780804781008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776646.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book examines the role of theology in Judaism and Jewish studies by proposing a new model for understanding Jewish theological language. Known as Jewish Theological Practice (JTP), this model ... More


Jewish Demography: Fundamentals of the Research Field

Sergio DellaPergola

in The Social Scientific Study of Jewry: Sources, Approaches, Debates

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199363490
eISBN:
9780190254650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199363490.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter provides an overview of the discipline of world Jewish demography. It discusses the quality of demographic data, the boundaries of the Jewish collective and the scholars involved in ... More


Introduction: The School of Criticism I Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead In: A Polemic on Theorizing the Field

Benjamin Schreier

in The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868681
eISBN:
9781479888436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book explores how Jewish American literary study has alienated itself—in the form of insiderism, trivialization, and ghettoization—compared to American studies and ethnic American literary ... More


Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Ezra Mendelsohn (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The Jews have been an urban people par excellence, and their influence on the urban landscape is unmistakable. Who can imagine modern Vienna, Berlin, Warsaw, or New York, to name just a few examples, ... More


Wessex tales/Yiddisher spiels

Tony Kushner

in Anglo-Jewry Since 1066: Place, Locality and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076541
eISBN:
9781781702512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076541.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of Hampshire studies. It considers the tradition of defining the essence and integrity of Hampshire, which is seen most clearly through various ... More


The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History

Benjamin Schreier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868681
eISBN:
9781479888436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In a sweeping critique of the field, this book resituates Jewish Studies in order to make room for a critical study of identity and identification. Displacing the assumption that Jewish Studies is ... More


Salo Wittmayer Baron: Architect of Jewish History

Robert Liberles

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0044
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies Robert Liberles's Salo Wittmayer Baron: Architect of Jewish History (1995). Salo Baron became one of the foremost Jewish historians of the twentieth century and one of the ... More


As Goyish as Lime Jell-O? Jack Benny and the American Construction of Jewishness

Holly A. Pearse

in Jewishness: Expression, Identity and Representation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113454
eISBN:
9781800340336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113454.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the Jewishness of modern radio comedy. The question of whether Jack Benny — who in a career spanning from 1932 to 1965 was internationally renowned as a star in the classic ... More


Introduction

Sergey Dolgopolski

in What Is Talmud?: The Art of Disagreement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229345
eISBN:
9780823236725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229345.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to discuss the meaning of Talmud. Talmud (without the the) is an intellectual project, and it returns that project to “ the” ... More


Jewish Studies as Counterlife: A Report to the Academy

Adam Zachary Newton

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283958
eISBN:
9780823286096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283958.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book tells the story of a Jewish Studies that hasn’t yet happened—at least not fully. At bottom, the modest version of a swerve it performs is to ask: what do we mean when we say, “Jewish ... More


Introduction

Todd M. Endelman

in Broadening Jewish History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113010
eISBN:
9781800342606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113010.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews the transcendent master narratives that structured the telling of Jewish history in earlier generations. It mentions Eli Lederhendler who wrote in 1994 that history on a grand ... More


Introduction

Hannah Schwadron

in The Case of the Sexy Jewess: Dance, Gender and Jewish Joke-work in US Pop Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190624194
eISBN:
9780190624231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624194.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This introductory chapter frames the book’s emphasis on the twenty-first-century Sexy Jewess, whose image proliferates in neoburlesque, comedy, mainstream film, and progressive pornography. A review ... More


Ideological Commitment in the Supervision of Jewish Studies Teachers: Representing Community

Michal Muszkat-Barkan and Asher Shkedi

in Jewish Day Schools, Jewish Communities: A Reconsideration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113744
eISBN:
9781800340770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113744.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers ideological commitment in the supervision of Jewish studies. In this context, the community is a fundamental element of any educational process. Educational processes are ... More


Why Jews Aren’t Normal: The Unrepresentable Future of Philip Roth’s The Counterlife

Benjamin Schreier

in The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868681
eISBN:
9781479888436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter articulates a more critical concept of identity that can contribute to a more theoretically justified—and a more literary critically interesting—Jewish literary study. Through a close ... More


Conclusion: Minority Report

Benjamin Schreier

in The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868681
eISBN:
9781479888436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

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 ... More


Writing Jewish History in the Postmodern Climate

Moshe Rosman

in How Jewish is Jewish History?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113348
eISBN:
9781800340817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113348.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter clarifies what general challenges postmodern thought and practice pose for Jewish history, and on what basis Jewish historiography can meet them. Clarification requires ... More


Gershon David Hundert and Gershon C. Bacon, editors. The Jews in Poland and Russia: Bibliographical Essays. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 1984. Pp. 276.

Robert M. Seltzer

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 1: Poles and Jews: Renewing the Dialogue

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113171
eISBN:
9781800340589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113171.003.0057
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies The Jews in Poland and Russia (1984), which was edited by Gershon David Hundert and Gershon C. Bacon. Hundert and Bacon have with great care and assiduousness produced a volume ... More


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