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Author : Judith Ruderman
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2019-01-09
Page : 262
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0253036976
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In Passing Fancies in Jewish American Literature and Culture Judith Ruderman takes on the fraught question of who passes for Jewish in American literature and culture. In today's contemporary political climate, religious and racial identities are being reconceived as responses to culture and environment, rather than essential qualities. Many Jews continue to hold conflicting ideas about their identity—seeking, on the one hand, deep engagement with Jewish history and the experiences of the Jewish people, while holding steadfastly, on the other hand, to the understanding that identity is fluid and multivalent. Looking at a carefully chosen set of texts from American literature, Ruderman elaborates on the strategies Jews have used to "pass" from the late 19th century to the present—nose jobs, renaming, clothing changes, religious and racial reclassification, and even playing baseball. While traversing racial and religious identities has always been a feature of America's nation of immigrants, Ruderman shows how the complexities of identity formation and deformation are critically relevant during this important cultural moment.


Author : Judith Ruderman
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2019-02-01
Page : 280
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0253036992
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In Passing Fancies Judith Ruderman takes on the fraught question of who passes for Jewish in American literature and culture. In today’s contemporary political climate, religious and racial identities are being reconceived as responses to culture and environment, rather than essential qualities. Many Jews continue to hold conflicting ideas about their identity—seeking, on the one hand, deep engagement with Jewish history and the experiences of the Jewish people, while holding steadfastly, on the other hand, to the understanding that identity is fluid and multivalent. Looking at a carefully chosen set of texts from American literature, Ruderman elaborates on the strategies Jews have used to "pass" from the late 19th century to the present—nose jobs, renaming, clothing changes, religious and racial reclassification, and even playing baseball. While traversing racial and religious identities has always been a feature of America’s nation of immigrants, Ruderman shows how the complexities of identity formation and deformation are critically relevant during this important cultural moment.


Author : O R & Eva Mitchell Distinguished Professor of Literature Trinity University Victoria Aarons
Victoria Aarons
Publisher : University of Delaware Press
Release : 2005
Page : 181
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9780874139013
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What Happened to Abraham? Reinventing the Covenant in American Jewish Fiction examines the ways in which contemporary American Jewish writers reinvent and reconfigure stories of the Hebraic covenant as a way of conceiving, negotiating, and redefining Jewish identity in America. In attempting to locate a place for Jewish identity at the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, American Jewish writers look to an imaginary memory to reengage a defining, central Jewish history that has, post-World War II, become diluted in American culture.


Author : Robert S. Ellwood
Gregory D. Alles
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2008
Page : 514
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1438110383
Description :


Contains nearly 600 brief entries on the world's religious traditions.


Author : Geoffrey B. Haddad
Publisher : FriesenPress
Release : 2016-08-03
Page : 282
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1460274393
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On December 16, 1967, five adventurous boys from one of the Island's elite high schools, Jamaica College, set out into the majestic Blue Mountains in search of a mythical trail, endeavouring to reach its highest point, the Peak, at elevation 7402 feet. They never made it. A platoon of soldiers dispatched to the area where it was believed that the boys began their hike along the Blue Mountain Ridge, reported that they were never there or had vanished into the jungle. The soldiers turned back. After almost ten days in heavily forested terrain described as "inaccessible as any place in the world, and perhaps where no man has ever trodden," they found themselves hopelessly lost, trapped, and far from a living soul. Cold and starving, they probably only had hours to live. This is the story of the harrowing journey that would make headlines and test the character of five boys as they faced down death on their way to manhood. Using eyewitness accounts, maps and never-before-seen photographs, the author tracks the action from an innocent plan hatched during Christmas break to the dramatic, last-ditch efforts to rescue the boys. In 1967, Geoffrey Haddad was a curious Jamaica College student with a passion for the outdoors. He was one of the five.


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Release : 2002
Page :
Category : Dissertations, Academic
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Author : Anita Norich
Joshua L Miller
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release : 2016-04-06
Page : 439
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 0472053019
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This collection of essays brings to Jewish Language Studies the conceptual frameworks that have become increasingly important to Jewish Studies more generally: transnationalism, multiculturalism, globalization, hybrid cultures, multilingualism, and interlingual contexts. Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures collects work from prominent scholars in the field, bringing world literary and linguistic perspectives to generate distinctively new historical, cultural, theoretical, and scientific approaches to this topic of ongoing interest. Chapters of this edited volume consider from multiple angles the cultural politics of myths, fantasies, and anxieties of linguistic multiplicity in the history, cultures, folkways, and politics of global Jewry. Methodological range is as important to this project as linguistic range. Thus, in addition to approaches that highlight influence, borrowings, or acculturation, the volume represents those that highlight syncretism, the material conditions of Jewish life, and comparatist perspectives.


Author : Steven Alan Carr
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2001-04-30
Page : 342
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 9780521798549
Description :


Examines the role of American Jews in the entertainment industry.


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Publisher :
Release : 1862
Page :
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Author : Saul S. Friedman
Publisher : Praeger Publishers
Release : 1989
Page : 146
Category : Political Science
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The first two chapters discuss "the myth of Islamic toleration" and Arab-Jewish relations in the 20th century, showing that hatred of Jews was a constant that was expressed throughout the Islamic world. The rest of the book describes the persecutions (harassment, torture, and killing) endured by the 4,500 Jews who remain in Syria today as virtual hostages. Several first-person accounts reveal systematic oppression by the Syrian government and its tolerance of acts of violence committed against the Jews. Emphasizes the need for an umbrella organization in the U.S. to coordinate efforts to help Syria's Jews, and calls for public agitation pressing Syria to honor basic human rights.


Author : Jacob Rader Marcus
Publisher : Wayne State University Press
Release : 2018-02-05
Page :
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0814344682
Description :


Comprehensive history of Jewish immigration, segregation, and integration; of Jewry’s cultural exclusiveness and assimilation; of its internal division and indivisible unity; and of its role in the making of America.


Author : Dana L. Fox
Kathy Gnagey Short
Publisher : National Council of Teachers
Release : 2003
Page : 340
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 :
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"This collection of essays addresses the idea of cultural authentiaty in children's literative. The collection includes essays by children's book authors and illustrators, editors, and teachers. Rather than trying to arrive at one definition of cultural authentiaty, the book offers multiple perspectives. The essays refer to one another, sometimes directly, and thus the collection as a whole is more cohesive than usual for edited collections."


Author : Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Institute for Religious and Social Studies
Publisher :
Release : 1969
Page : 247
Category : Civilization, Modern
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Author : United States. Congress
Publisher :
Release : 1949
Page :
Category : Law
ISBN 13 :
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)


Author : Fenwick W. English
Publisher :
Release : 2009
Page :
Category : Educational leadership
ISBN 13 :
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Author : James A. Grimshaw
Publisher : Dictionary of Literary Biograp
Release : 2006
Page : 451
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 :
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Chronicles Robert Penn Warren's literary life, allowing readers to appreciate his career as he moved from poetry to criticism to fiction and back. Warren published in every major literary genre and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice in poetry and once in fiction. Includes insights by reviewers, critics, photographs and other documents that compliment the text. Includes Warren's own words about his works, his theories and his critical perception.


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Release : 1904
Page :
Category : Reform Judaism
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Author : Modern Language Association of America
Publisher :
Release : 2003
Page :
Category : Languages, Modern
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Vols. for 1969- include ACTFL annual bibliography of books and articles on pedagogy in foreign languages 1969-


Author : Isabel Wilkerson
Publisher : Penguin Random House
Release : 2020
Page : 496
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0593230256
Description :


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK - The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. "An instant American classic."--Dwight Garner, The New York Times "As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--which groups have it and which do not." In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people--including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others--she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity. Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.


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Release : 1968
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Category : Books
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