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Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America

Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America

by Ken Koltun-Fromm
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ISBN-13: 9780253221834
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 04/13/2010
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ken Koltun-Fromm is Professor of Religion at Haverford College and author of Moses Hess and Modern Jewish Identity (IUP, 2001), winner of the Koret Jewish Book Award for Philosophy and Thought, and Abraham Geiger's Liberal Judaism (IUP, 2006).

Table of Contents


Introduction: Material Culture and Jewish Identity in America
1. The Material Self: Mordecai Kaplan and the Art of Writing
2. The Material Past: Edward Bernays, Joshua Liebman, and Erich Fromm
3. Material Place: Joseph Soloveitchik and the Urban Holy
4. Material Presence: Abraham Joshua Heschel and The Sabbath
5. The Material Narrative: Yezierska, Roth, Ozick, Malamud
6. The Material Gaze: American Jewish Identity and Heritage Production
Conclusion: American or Jewish Material Identity?


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author of The Shape of Revelation: Aesthetics and Modern Jewish Thought - Zachary Braiterman

The most profound and uniquely conceived study of modern Jewish thought to appear in a long, long time. . . . The reader learns that Judaism cannot be thought apart from space and the things that both constitute and mark it.

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