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The Resource Diasporas and exiles : varieties of Jewish identity, edited by Howard Wettstein, (electronic resource)

Diasporas and exiles : varieties of Jewish identity, edited by Howard Wettstein, (electronic resource)

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Diasporas and exiles : varieties of Jewish identity
Title
Diasporas and exiles
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varieties of Jewish identity
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edited by Howard Wettstein
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eng
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909/.04924
LC call number
DS134
LC item number
.D52245 2002eb
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  • Wettstein, Howard
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  • Jewish diaspora
  • Jews
  • Jews
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  • Diaspora, considered as a context for insights into Jewish identity, brings together a lively, interdisciplinary group of scholars in this innovative volume. Readers needn't expect, however, to find easy agreement on what those insights are. The concept "diaspora" itself has proved controversial;galut,the traditional Hebrew expression for the Jews' perennial condition, is better translated as "exile." The very distinction between diaspora and exile, although difficult to analyze, is important enough to form the basis of several essays in this fine collection."Identity" is an even more elusive concept. The contributors toDiasporas and Exilesexplore Jewish identityor, more accurately, Jewish identitiesfrom the mutually illuminating perspectives of anthropology, art history, comparative literature, cultural studies, German history, philosophy, political theory, and sociology. These contributors bring exciting new emphases to Jewish and cultural studies, as well as the emerging field of diaspora studies.Diasporas and Exilesmirrors the richness of experience and the attendant virtual impossibility of definition that constitute the challenge of understanding Jewish identity
  • Diaspora, considered as a context for insights into Jewish identity, brings together a lively, interdisciplinary group of scholars in this innovative volume. Readers needn't expect, however, to find easy agreement on what those insights are. The concept "diaspora" itself has proved controversial; galut, the traditional Hebrew expression for the Jews' perennial condition, is better translated as "exile." The very distinction between diaspora and exile, although difficult to analyze, is important enough to form the basis of several essays in this fine collection."Identity" is an even more elusive concept. The contributors to Diasporas and Exiles explore Jewish identity--or, more accurately, Jewish identities--from the mutually illuminating perspectives of anthropology, art history, comparative literature, cultural studies, German history, philosophy, political theory, and sociology. These contributors bring exciting new emphases to Jewish and cultural studies, as well as the emerging field of diaspora studies. Diasporas and Exiles mirrors the richness of experience and the attendant virtual impossibility of definition that constitute the challenge of understanding Jewish identity
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Diasporas and exiles : varieties of Jewish identity, edited by Howard Wettstein, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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OCM1bookssj0000138501
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9780520228641
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Label
Diasporas and exiles : varieties of Jewish identity, edited by Howard Wettstein, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000138501
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520228641
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000138501

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