Jewish Life in Amer. Culture

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Illustrates how some Jews have created a new, hybrid form of Judaism, merging American values and behaviors with those from historical Jewish traditions.
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Overview

Illustrates how some Jews have created a new, hybrid form of Judaism, merging American values and behaviors with those from historical Jewish traditions.
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Fishman introduces a new concept called coalescence, an adaptation technique through which Jews merge American and Jewish elements. Analyzing the increasingly permeable boundaries in the ethnic identity construction of Jewish and non-Jewish Americans, she suggests that during the process of coalescence, Jews combine the texts of American and Jewish cultures, losing track of their dissonance and perceiving them as a unified Jewish whole.
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At Brandeis University, Sylvia Barack Fishman is Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Life/ Sociology of American Jews in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department and the Co-Director of the Hadassah International Research Institute on Jewish Women. She is editor of Follow My Footprints: Changing Images of Women in American Jewish Fiction, and author of A Breath of Life: Feminism in the American Jewish Community, which was named 1994 Honor Book by the National Jewish Book Council.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction
Analyzing the Evidence

One
Coalescing American and Jewish Values

Two
Tracing Educational and Occupational Patterns

Three
Learning about Jewish Education

Four
Educating for Jewish Living

Five
Forming Jewish Households and Families

Six
Observing Religious Environments in Jewish Homes

Seven
Profiling Jewish Organizational Connections

Eight
Negotiating Both Sides of the Hyphen

Appendix

Notes

Subject Index

Index of Names

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