Queer Theory and the Jewish Question / Edition 1

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Overview

The essays in this volume boldly map the historically resonant intersections between Jewishness and queerness, between homophobia and anti-Semitism, and between queer theory and theorizations of Jewishness. With important essays by such well-known figures in queer and gender studies as Judith Butler, Daniel Boyarin, Marjorie Garber, Michael Moon, and Eve Sedgwick, this book is not so much interested in revealing — outing — "queer Jews" as it is in exploring the complex social arrangements and processes through which modern Jewish and homosexual identities emerged as traces of each other during the last two hundred years.

Columbia University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Choice
Other than Boyarin's Unheroic Conduct: The Rise of Heterosexuality and the Invention of the Jewish Man, this appears to be the first book to explore the inventions of the homosexual and the modern Jew. Seventeen insightful essays show how those inventions are mutually implicated.... Highly recommended.
Nova Religio - Melissa M. Wilcox
It is one of those rare academic works that is difficult, if not impossible, to put down.
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies - David Moscowitz
Addresses in thoughtful and engaging ways the intersection of Jewishness and the queer in a range of cultural texts.
Nova Religio
It is one of those rare academic works that is difficult, if not impossible, to put down.

— Melissa M. Wilcox, Whitman College

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies
Addresses in thoughtful and engaging ways the intersection of Jewishness and the queer in a range of cultural texts.

— David Moscowitz

Lambda Book Report - Marissa Pareles
This skilled collection does more than track the career of the queer-Jewish analogy from Spanish crypto-Jews to Israel drag queens.... It's a vital, long-awaited book.
The Bloomsbury Review - Michael G. Cornelius
cultural analysis that offers scholars of both queer theory and Jewish studies fresh avenues for thought and research
The Guide
The publication of Queer Theory and the Jewish Question is reason to get excited... [it] juggles theoretical concerns with popular culture and never condescends. But more than that, the book makes reading serious essays about homosexuality fun again. And that's saying a lot.
Lambda Book Report
This skilled collection does more than track the career of the queer-Jewish analogy from Spanish crypto-Jews to Israel drag queens.... It's a vital, long-awaited book.

— Marissa Pareles

American Jewish Libraries Newsletter
This scholarly and well-documented volume is a strong addition to any academic or research collection focusing on the Jewish identity, homosexual identity, and particularly the relation between the two.
Choice

Other than Boyarin's Unheroic Conduct: The Rise of Heterosexuality and the Invention of the Jewish Man, this appears to be the first book to explore the inventions of the homosexual and the modern Jew. Seventeen insightful essays show how those inventions are mutually implicated.... Highly recommended.

The Bloomsbury Review
cultural analysis that offers scholars of both queer theory and Jewish studies fresh avenues for thought and research

— Michael G. Cornelius

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Meet the Author

Daniel Boyarin is Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture in the departments of Near Eastern studies and rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also an affiliated faculty member in the women's studies department and gay and lesbian studies program. He is the author of Unheroic Conduct: The Rise of Heterosexuality and the Invention of the Jewish Man. Daniel Itzkovitz is associate professor of English at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. He has published articles on Jewish studies, queer theory, and American literature and is the editor of a new edition of Fannie Hurst's Imitation of Life. Ann Pellegrini is associate professor of religious studies and performance studies at New York University. She is the author of Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

Strange Bedfellows: An Introduction, by Daniel Boyarin, Daniel Itzkovitz, and Ann PellegriniFrom Vested Interests, by Marjorie GarberFrom Epistemology of the Closet, by Eve Kosofsky SedgwickQueers Are Like Jews, Aren't They? Analogy and Alliance Politics, by Janet R. JakobsenFreud, Blüher, and the Secessio Inversa: Männerbünde, Homosexuality, and Freud's Theory of Cultural Formation, by Jay GellerJew Boys, Queer Boys: Rhetorics of Antisemitism and Homophobia in the Trial of Nathan "Babe'' Leopold Jr. and Richard "Dickie'' Loeb, by Paul B. FranklinViva la Diva Citizenship: Post-Zionism and Gay Rights, by Alisa SolomonHomophobia and the Postcoloniality of the "Jewish Science', by Daniel BoyarinMessianism, Machismo, and "Marranism'': The Case of Abraham Miguel Cardoso, by Bruce RosenstockThe Ghost of Queer Loves Past: Ansky's "Dybbuk'' and the Sexual Transformation of Ashkenaz, by Naomi SeidmanBarbra's "Funny Girl'' Body, by Stacy WolfTragedy and Trash: Yiddish Theater and Queer Theater, Henry James, Charles Ludlam, Ethyl Eichelberger, by Michael MoonYou Go, Figure; or, The Rape of a Trope in the "Prioress's Tale', by Jacob PressDickens's Queer "Jew'' and Anglo-Christian Identity Politics: The Contradictions of Victorian Family Values, by David A. H. HirschComing Out of the Jewish Closet with Marcel Proust, by Jonathan FreedmanQueer Margins: Cocteau, La Belle et la béte, and the Jewish Difference, by Daniel FischlinReflections on Germany, by Judith Butler

Columbia University Press

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