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The Resource Jewish identities in postcommunist Russia and Ukraine : an uncertain ethnicity, Zvi Gitelman

Jewish identities in postcommunist Russia and Ukraine : an uncertain ethnicity, Zvi Gitelman

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Jewish identities in postcommunist Russia and Ukraine : an uncertain ethnicity
Title
Jewish identities in postcommunist Russia and Ukraine
Title remainder
an uncertain ethnicity
Statement of responsibility
Zvi Gitelman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book examines in depth post-Soviet Jews' attitudes toward religion, intermarriage, emigration, anti-Semitism and rebuilding Jewish life"--
  • "Things did not turn out as they were supposed to. Ethnic groups were supposed to disappear. Marxists, western liberals and social scientists agreed on that for different reasons. For Marxists, the inevitable demise of capitalism would do it. Others banked on economic development and "modernization" to rendered ethnicity and other "traditional" categories irrelevant. Many intellectuals and statesmen believed that the era of ethnicity and nationalism, which had brought such violence and bloodshed to the mankind, would soon be superseded by a rational and scientific temper in the world. After the Second World War nationalism had been sufficiently discredited so that all expressions of ethnicity would be looked at askance. Yet, ethnicity persists and is one of the fundamental cleavages in many European, Asian and African societies, as well in parts of the Americas. As the example of Yugoslavia shows, national or ethnic hatreds can still be the basis for wars, the dismemberment of states, and the killing of one's neighbors, even in a region which suffered so much from ethnic wars just half a century earlier. After discussing ethnicity, we shall return to its predicted demise and why it has persisted"--
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Gitelman, Zvi Y
Dewey number
305.892/4047
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS134.86
LC item number
.G58 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
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Jewish identities in postcommunist Russia and Ukraine : an uncertain ethnicity, Zvi Gitelman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
780288958
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 372 pages
Isbn
9781107608733
Lccn
2012010131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)780288958
  • (OCoLC)780288958
Label
Jewish identities in postcommunist Russia and Ukraine : an uncertain ethnicity, Zvi Gitelman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
780288958
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 372 pages
Isbn
9781107608733
Lccn
2012010131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)780288958
  • (OCoLC)780288958

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