Coverart for item
The Resource A marriage made in heaven : the sexual politics of Hebrew and Yiddish, Naomi Seidman

A marriage made in heaven : the sexual politics of Hebrew and Yiddish, Naomi Seidman

Label
A marriage made in heaven : the sexual politics of Hebrew and Yiddish
Title
A marriage made in heaven
Title remainder
the sexual politics of Hebrew and Yiddish
Statement of responsibility
Naomi Seidman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A Marriage Made in Heaven is a history of how Hebrew and Yiddish came to represent the masculine and feminine faces, respectively, of Ashkenazic Jewish culture. It is the first book-length exploration of the historical associations between Yiddish and Jewish women and Hebrew and Jewish men, tracing these associations back to the seventeenth century and the sexual segregation of reading audiences. Documenting the eventual rise of Yiddish "women's" literature, Seidman also examines this sexual-linguistic system as it shaped the work of two bilingual authors: Sh. Y. Abramovitsh, the "grandfather" of modern Hebrew and Yiddish literature, and Dvora Baron, the first woman prose writer in modern Hebrew. She then analyzes the roles Yiddish "femininity" and Hebrew "masculinity" played in the Hebrew-Yiddish language wars, the divorce that ultimately ended the Hebrew-Yiddish "marriage.""--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seidman, Naomi
Dewey number
306.44/089/924
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PJ5113
LC item number
b.S45 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contraversions
Series volume
7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish women
  • Bilingualism
  • Languages in contact
  • Yiddish language
  • Hebrew language
  • Jewish women
  • Jews
  • Mendele Mokher Sefarim
  • Baron, Devorah
Label
A marriage made in heaven : the sexual politics of Hebrew and Yiddish, Naomi Seidman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Errata slip tipped in
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-154) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Stormy Divorce: The Sexual Politics of the Hebrew-Yiddish "Language War."
  • Introduction: Toward a Reading of Hebrew-Yiddish Internal Bilingualism
  • 1.
  • Engendering Audiences: Hebrew, Yiddish, and the Question of Address
  • 2.
  • Transsexual Imagination: A Reading of Sh. Y. Abramovitsh's Bilingualism
  • 3.
  • Baron "In the Closet": An Epistemology of the "Women's Section"
  • 4.
Control code
35714412
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 160 pages
Isbn
9780520201934
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96039172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A marriage made in heaven : the sexual politics of Hebrew and Yiddish, Naomi Seidman
Publication
Note
Errata slip tipped in
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-154) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Stormy Divorce: The Sexual Politics of the Hebrew-Yiddish "Language War."
  • Introduction: Toward a Reading of Hebrew-Yiddish Internal Bilingualism
  • 1.
  • Engendering Audiences: Hebrew, Yiddish, and the Question of Address
  • 2.
  • Transsexual Imagination: A Reading of Sh. Y. Abramovitsh's Bilingualism
  • 3.
  • Baron "In the Closet": An Epistemology of the "Women's Section"
  • 4.
Control code
35714412
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 160 pages
Isbn
9780520201934
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96039172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...