Building a Diaspora: Russian Jews in Israel, Germany and the USA

Building a Diaspora: Russian Jews in Israel, Germany and the USA

by Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Mikhail Lyubansky, Olaf Gluckner
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004153322

ISBN-13: 9789004153325

Pub. Date: 10/05/2006

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This book investigates the Russian-speaking Jews who recently settled abroad: a million in Israel, half a million in the USA and 200.000 in Germany. A comparative work by an international team of researchers, it delves, in “true time”, into the making of an exemplary contemporary transnational diaspora.

Overview

This book investigates the Russian-speaking Jews who recently settled abroad: a million in Israel, half a million in the USA and 200.000 in Germany. A comparative work by an international team of researchers, it delves, in “true time”, into the making of an exemplary contemporary transnational diaspora.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004153325
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/05/2006
Series:
International Comparative Social Studies Series, #13
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.64(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

PART A: BUILDING A TRANSNATIONAL DIASPORA
Chapter 1: Collective construction
Chapter 2: The shake-up of Russian Jewry
Chapter 3: Research Methodology

PART B: BUILDING COMMUNITIES
Chapter 4: When ethnicity becomes national and vice-versa: Israel
Chapter 5: A new American Jewry
Chapter 6: Russian Jews in Germany
Chapter 7: Communities compared

PART C: COLLECTIVE IDENTITIES
Chapter 8: RSJs’ images and self-images in Israel
Chapter 9: RSJs images and self-images in America
Chapter 10: RSJs’ images and self-images in Germany
Chapter 11: Divergent and Convergent Identities
Chapter 12: RSJs’ distancing from “others”

PART D: MEDIA DISCOURSE
Chapter 13: RSJs’ press and in the Press - Israel
Chapter 14: RSJs’ Press and in the Press - USA
Chapter 15: RSJs’ Press and in the Press - Germany
Chapter 16: RSJs’ Press and in the Press – In Comparative Perspective

PART E: PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
Chapter 17: The phases of collective construction
Chapter 18: “Jewishness” versus “Russianness”?
Chapter 19: RSJs in perspective

Addenda
Addendum 1: The Experience of Non-Jewish “Russian” Immigrants in Israel
Addendum 2: Policy-making perspectives
Appendices
Appendix 1: SAM survey and Measures
Appendix 2: The media analysis: classification System
Bibliography
The authors

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