American Jewish Identity Politics

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University of Michigan Press, Dec 18, 2009 - History - 344 pages
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"Displays the full range of informed, thoughtful opinion on the place of Jews in the American politics of identity."
---David A. Hollinger, Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History, University of California, Berkeley   "A fascinating anthology whose essays crystallize the most salient features of American Jewish life in the second half of the twentieth century."
---Beth S. Wenger, Katz Family Associate Professor of American Jewish History and Director of the Jewish Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania   Written by scholars who grew up after World War II and the Holocaust who participated in political struggles in the 1960s and 1970s and who articulated many of the formative concepts of modern Jewish studies, this anthology provides a window into an era of social change. These men and women are among the leading scholars of Jewish history, society and culture.   The volume is organized around contested themes in American Jewish life: the Holocaust and World War II, religious pluralism and authenticity, intermarriage and Jewish continuity. Thus, it offers one of the few opportunities for students to learn about these debates from participant scholars.   Contributors: Hasia R. Diner
Arnold M. Eisen
Sylvia Barack Fishman
Arthur Green
Jeffrey Gurock
Paula E. Hyman
Egon Mayer
Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Jonathan D. Sarna
Stephen J. Whitfield   Deborah Dash Moore is Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies and Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History at the University of Michigan.
 

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Contents

Introduction Deborah Dash Moore
1
The Politics of Holocaust Identity
21
Religious Identities in Public and Private
117
Identity Politics
219
Contributors
321
Index
323
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Deborah Dash Moore is Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies and Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History at the University of Michigan.

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