The Dispersion Of Egyptian Jewry / Edition 1

The Dispersion Of Egyptian Jewry / Edition 1

by Joel Beinin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520211758

ISBN-13: 9780520211759

Pub. Date: 07/01/1998

Publisher: University of California Press


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

Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520211759
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Series:
Contraversions: Critical Studies in Jewish Literature, Culture, and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
764,288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

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