Essential Readings on Jewish Identities, Lifestyles, and Beliefs: Analyses of the Personal and Social Diversity of Jews by Modern Scholars

Essential Readings on Jewish Identities, Lifestyles, and Beliefs: Analyses of the Personal and Social Diversity of Jews by Modern Scholars

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Essential Readings on Jewish Identities, Lifestyles, and Beliefs: Analyses of the Personal and Social Diversity of Jews by Modern Scholars by Stanford M. Lyman

This book provides a convenient, single source for better understanding Jewish diversity in America, Israel, and other societies—and the implications of recent changes in the identities, lifestyles, and beliefs of Jews for their personal and social lives in the twenty-first century.

The authoritative studies by modern scholars presented in this volume dispel stereotypes about Jewish men and women by revealing the wide range of cognitive, affective, and behavioral differences among Jews with respect to sex and sexuality; marriage, intermarriage, and divorce; childbirth and adoption; religious practices; the Torah and other sacred texts; Jewish and African-American relations; Zionism, Israel, and Palestine; Jewish and Gentile relations; body image and eating behaviors; mental and physical illness; death, burial, and the afterlife.

The rich collection of facts, perspectives, and insights contained in this anthology—written by leading thinkers in sociology, religious studies, psychology, anthropology, and psychiatry—makes it a vital resource not only for Jews and students of Judaism, but for all individuals concerned about issues involving identity, assimilation, acculturation, conflict, and discrimination among members of minority groups in multicultural societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781884092602
Publisher: Altschuler, Richard & Associates, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/18/2003
Pages: 397
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

STANFORD M. LYMAN, Ph.D., editor, was Robert R. Morrow Eminent Scholar in Social Science at Florida Atlantic University, where he was on the faculty of the Holocaust and Judaic Studies Program. He also was a Fulbright lecturer, with a lifetime appointment to the faculty of Oxford University, and a professor at the University of California at Berkeley and the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science at the New School for Social Research, in New York. Dr. Lyman authored 25 books and more than 100 articles published in numerous professional journals. Five of his books have been recognized as distinguished contributions to sociological scholarship by the Mid-South Sociological Association, and he has received both the Certificate of Recognition from the National Association for Ethnic Studies and the Herbert Mead Award for lifetime contributions to the study of social psychology, given by the Society for Symbolic Interaction.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Preface
PART I: THE CORE CONCEPTS FOR UNDERSTANDING JEWISH DIVERSITY
American Jewry or American Judaism? - Nathan Glazer
Minimalism or Maximalism: Jewish Survival at the Millennium - Irving Louis Horowitz
Some Thoughts on the Past, Present and Future of American Jewry - Seymour Martin Lipset
PART II: UNDERSTANDING JEWISH DIVERSITY THROUGH SOCIOLOGICAL, HISTORICAL, AND PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES
Postmodernism and the Construction of Ethnocultural Identity: The Jewish-Indian Theory and the Lost Tribes of Israel - Stanford M. Lyman
The Influence of Austrian Humanism in Theodor Herzl’s Vision of a Jewish State - Mark E. Blum
Interwar Eastern European Jewish Parties and the Language Issue - Joshua A. Fishman
International Issues and Domestic Ethnic Relations: African Americans, American Jews, and the Israel-South Africa Debate - Yvonne D. Newsome
Childbirth Customs in Orthodox Jewish Traditions - Karina Bodo and Nancy Gibson
The Significance of Jewishness for Wittgenstein’s Philosophy - David G. Stern
The Economics of Religion, Jewish Survival, and Jewish Attitudes Toward Competition in Torah Education - Dennis W. Carlton and Avi Weiss
PART III: UNDERSTANDING JEWISH DIVERSITY THROUGH SOCIAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES
Cultural Sensitivity Training in Mental Health: Treatment of Orthodox Jewish Psychiatric Inpatients - Elizabeth Sublette and Brian Trappler
Understanding and Treating Perfectionism in Religious Adolescents - Ben Sorotzkin
Of Mongrels and Jews: The Deconstruction of Racialised Identities in White Supremacist Discourse - Abby L. Ferber
The Matrices of Malevolent Ideologies: Blacks and Jews - Laurence Mordekhai Thomas
The Public Debate on Life and Death Choices: A Response from A Jewish Hospital Chaplain - Phyllis Toback
Body Image and Eating Behaviors in Orthodox and Secular Jewish Women - Marci E. Gluck and Allan Geliebter
Psychosocial Adjustment Among Returnees to Judaism - Brian Trappler, Jean Endicott and Steven Friedman
PART IV: UNDERSTANDING JEWISH DIVERSITY THROUGH COMMUNITY AND NATIONAL STUDIES
Local Jewish Population Studies: Still Necessary After All These Years - Ira M. Sheskin
Jewish Identity in the Sunbelt: The Jewish Population of Orlando, Florida - Ira M. Sheskin
Working Women/Cloistered Men: A Family Development Approach To Marriage Arrangements Among Ultra-Orthodox Jews -
Donna Shai
Examining and Responding to Conflict Between African American And Jewish American Students on a College Campus - Warren J. Blumenfeld and Lisa D. Robinson
Do They Want Their Children to Be Like Them?: Parental Heritage and Jewish Identity - Arnold A. Lasker and Judith N. Lasker
Jewish and Arab Perceptions of Civil Rights in Israel - Rita J. Simon, Jean Landis and Menachem Amir
Assessing African-American and Jewish Intergroup Perceptions and Attitudes - Martin S. Fiebert, Lara Horgan and Edger Peralta
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