Diasporas and Exiles: Varieties of Jewish Identity

Diasporas and Exiles: Varieties of Jewish Identity

by Howard Wettstein
     
 


"Rarely have I encountered a collection of essays that coheres so well around an overarching theme. This will be an important resource."—Hillel J. Kieval, author of Languages of CommunitySee more details below

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"Rarely have I encountered a collection of essays that coheres so well around an overarching theme. This will be an important resource."—Hillel J. Kieval, author of Languages of Community

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520228641
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/07/2002
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Howard Wettstein is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. Author of Has Semantics Rested on a Mistake?, and Other Essays (1991), and of the forthcoming The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language (2003), he is an editor of the philosophical annual, Midwest Studies in Philosophy.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Introduction

1. Diaspora and Homeland
2. Coming to Terms with Exile
3. A Politics and Poetics of Diaspora: Heine's "Hebraische Medodien"
4. Dancing at Two Weddings: Mazel between Exile and Diaspora
5. Portraiture and Assimilation in Vienna: The Case of Hans Tietze and Erica Tietze-Conrat
6. A Different Road to Modernity: Jewish Identity in the Arab World
7. Remaking Jewish Identity in France
8. "This is Not What I Want": Holocaust Testimony, Postmemory, and Jewish Identity
9. The Ideology of Affliction: Reconsidering the Adversity Thesis
10. Jewish Identity Writ Small: The Everyday Experience of Baalot Teshuvah
11. Contesting Identities in Jewish Philanthropy

List of Contributors

Index

Contributors: Murray Baumgarten, Bluma Goldstein, Eric S. Gruen, Daniel J. Schroeter, Catherine M. Soussloff, Kerri Steinberg, Bernard Susser, Louise Tallen, Irwin Wall, Howard Wettstein, Diane L. Wolf

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