America's Jews in Transition / Edition 1

America's Jews in Transition / Edition 1

by Chaim Waxman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0877223297

ISBN-13: 9780877223290

Pub. Date: 01/28/1983

Publisher: Temple University Press

The book is a social history and sociology of American Jewry. It provides an up-to-date analysis of the contemporary American Jewish community, an analysis that includes educational, occupational, income, and political patterns of American Jews; the American Jewish family; anti-semitism; the relationship between American Jews and Israel; and the recent immigration

Overview

The book is a social history and sociology of American Jewry. It provides an up-to-date analysis of the contemporary American Jewish community, an analysis that includes educational, occupational, income, and political patterns of American Jews; the American Jewish family; anti-semitism; the relationship between American Jews and Israel; and the recent immigration of Soviet, Israeli, and Iranian Jews to the USA.

In synthesizing a vast array of empirical studies, the author argues that while American Jews have been successful in their quest to integrate into the American social system, recent developments both in the American social and cultural system, at large, and within the Jewish community, in particular, indicate that this ethno-religious group is confronting the challenge to its continuity and its manifesting survivalist strengths which were not readily apparent in earlier generations.

America's Jews in Transition should interest students in a wide range of fields, among them sociology, ethnic studies, Jewish studies, American studies, and religious studies. Because of its breadth and the freshness of its material, the book should also appeal to the general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877223290
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1983
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.79(d)

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