Gender and American Jews: Patterns in Work, Education, and Family in Contemporary Life

Gender and American Jews: Patterns in Work, Education, and Family in Contemporary Life

by Harriet Hartman, Moshe Hartman
     
 

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In Gender and American Jews, Harriet Hartman and Moshe Hartman interpret the results of the two most recent National Jewish Population Surveys. Building on their critical work in Gender Equality and American Jews (1996), and drawing on relevant sociological work on gender, religion, and secular achievement, this new book brings their analysis of gendered patterns

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In Gender and American Jews, Harriet Hartman and Moshe Hartman interpret the results of the two most recent National Jewish Population Surveys. Building on their critical work in Gender Equality and American Jews (1996), and drawing on relevant sociological work on gender, religion, and secular achievement, this new book brings their analysis of gendered patterns in contemporary Jewish life right to the present moment.

The first part of the book examines the distinctiveness of American Jews in terms of family behavior, labor-force patterns, and educational and occupational attainment. The second investigates the interrelationships between “Jewishness” and religious, economic, and family behavior, including intermarriage. Deploying an engaging assortment of charts and graphs and a rigorous grasp of statistics, the Hartmans provide a multifaceted portrait of a multidimensional population.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Gender and American Jews: Patterns in Work, Education and Family in Contemporary Life is an important book about the gendered life of American Jews. Indeed, it is more than that; it is a glimpse into the gendered dimensions of a population that should provide the litmus test of how far we have come and/or still need to go in contemporary U.S.A. when we speak about gender parity. . . The next National Jewish Population Survey, and all of us who do research on, by, and for Jews, can only benefit from the intelligent, careful, and insightful analysis of these authors.”—Shofar

“Robert Liberles’ book Jews Welcome Coffee adds considerably to our understanding of the effects of the importation, sale, and preparation of coffee on German Jewry during the 18th century.” —jewishideasdaily.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584657569
Publisher:
Brandeis University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Series:
HBI Series on Jewish Women
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

HARRIET HARTMAN is Professor of Sociology, Rowan University, and President of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry. MOSHE HARTMAN is a retired Professor of Sociology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

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