The Dispersion of Egyptian Jewry: Culture, Politics, and the Formation of a Modern Diaspora

The Dispersion of Egyptian Jewry: Culture, Politics, and the Formation of a Modern Diaspora

by Joel Beinin
     
 

ISBN-10: 9774248902

ISBN-13: 9789774248900

Pub. Date: 04/01/2005

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The


In this provocative and wide-ranging history, Joel Beinin examines fundamental questions of ethnic identity by focusing on the Egyptian Jewish community since 1948. A complex and heterogeneous people, Egyptian Jews have become even more diverse as their diaspora continues to the present day. Central to Beinin's study is the question of how people handle multiple…  See more details below

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In this provocative and wide-ranging history, Joel Beinin examines fundamental questions of ethnic identity by focusing on the Egyptian Jewish community since 1948. A complex and heterogeneous people, Egyptian Jews have become even more diverse as their diaspora continues to the present day. Central to Beinin's study is the question of how people handle multiple identities and loyalties that are dislocated and reformed by turbulent political and cultural processes. It is a question he grapples with himself, and his reflections on his experiences as an American Jew in Israel and Egypt offer a candid, personal perspective on the hazards of marginal identities.

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ISBN-13:
9789774248900
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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