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Harley Erdman, Staging the Jew: The Performance of an American Ethnicity,1860–1920. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1997. xiv + 221 pp.

Mark Hodin

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0028
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the book, Staging the Jew: The Performance of an American Ethnicity, 1860–1920 by Harley Erdman is presented. A particularly complex and significant circumstance in the history of Jews in ... More


The ‘Embourgeoisement’ of a ‘Proletarian Vanguard’?

Jonathan Parry

in Interrogating India's Modernity: Democracy, Identity, and Citizenship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092070
eISBN:
9780199082704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092070.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Based on his long drawn fieldwork, Parry shows how in the world of the regular company employees of the public sector Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) class have largely displaced caste as the dominant axis ... More


Saving Face

Manata Hashemi

in Coming of Age in Iran: Poverty and the Struggle for Dignity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479876334
eISBN:
9781479806867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876334.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter examines the history and structure of face (aberu) and facework in Iran. Upon analyzing the interlinkages between saving face and cultural norms of modesty, the chapter argues that ... More


Widespread and diverse forms of gentrification in Israel

Amiram Gonen

in Global gentrifications: Uneven development and displacement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447313472
eISBN:
9781447313502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Following Atkinson (2003), this chapter discusses gentrification in Israel as middle-class resettlement amenable to a range of locational and social qualities, inner city, suburban and rural. Like in ... More


Zionism and Anglo-Jewry

Paul Kelemen

in The British left and Zionism: History of a divorce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719088124
eISBN:
9781781706152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088124.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Jewish community in Britain represented for the Zionist movement a potential source of political and financial support. Yet, until the Second World War, the predominantly working class ... More


Public and private languages of ‘class’ in the Luton by-election of 1963

Jon Lawrence

in The art of the possible: Politics and governance in modern British history, 18851997: Essays in memory of Duncan Tanner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090714
eISBN:
9781781708798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090714.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Labour gained the marginal seat of Luton at a by-election on 7 November 1963. It was seen as an important sign that Labour could still win in the prosperous, expanding seats of southern England, and ... More


Decadence in the Age of Fascism: Djuna Barnes’s Freak Dandies

Robin Blyn

in The Freak-garde: Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678167
eISBN:
9781452947853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678167.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter explores the novel Nightwood by modernist writer Djuna Barness. It argues that the novel combines the arts of the freak show with the decadent aesthetics of the fin de siècle to protest ... More


Mediated Despotism—A World Beyond Democracy

John Keane

in Media and Politics in New Democracies: Europe in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198747536
eISBN:
9780191810435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747536.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the phenomenon of new mediated despotisms stretching from Eastern Europe to the Pacific. They have adopted the electoral trappings of democracy without the ‘liberal’ substance. ... More


Class in Thatcherite Ideology and Rhetoric

Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite

in Class, Politics, and the Decline of Deference in England, 1968-2000

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198812579
eISBN:
9780191850387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812579.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines Thatcherite rhetoric about class and individualism. Thatcher needed to distance herself from her own, narrow, upper-middle-class image; she also wanted to rid politics of class ... More


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