Jews and Other Differences: The New Jewish Cultural Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816627516
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: So What's New?
1 Surfacings: Thoughts on Memory and the Ethnographer's Self 1
2 Jewish Icons: Envisioning the Self in Images of the Other 30
3 Situating History and Difference: The Performance of the Term Holocaust in Public Discourse 54
4 Identities on Display: Jewishness and the Representational Politics of the Museum 79
5 Whiteface Performances: "Race," Gender, and Jewish Bodies 108
6 Jazz-Jews, Jive, and Gender: The Ethnic Politics of Jazz Argot 150
7 Secret Temples 176
8 The Aromatics of Jewish Difference; or, Benjamin's Allegory of Aura 203
9 Beyond Deleuze and Guattari: Hebrew and Yiddish Modernism in the Age of Privileged Difference 257
10 Lawless Attachments, One-Night Stands: The Sexual Politics of the Hebrew-Yiddish Language War 279
11 Masada or Yavneh? Gender and the Arts of Jewish Resistance 306
12 Exploding Identities: Notes on Ethnicity and Literary History 330
13 The Holy Foreskin; or, Money Relics, and Judeo-Christianity 345
14 On the (Under)Cutting Edge: Does Jewish Memory Need Sharpening? 360
Contributors 397
Index 401
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