Persistence and Flexibility: Anthropological Perspectives on the American Jewish Experience

Persistence and Flexibility: Anthropological Perspectives on the American Jewish Experience

by Walter P. Zenner (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887067488
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/28/1988
Series: SUNY series in Anthropology and Judaic Studies Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)
Lexile: 1390L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. The Cultural Anthropology of American Jewry
Walter P. Zenner and Janet S. Belcove-Shalin

Part I. IDENTITIES AND IDENTIFICATION

2. Stigma, Identity, and Sephardic-Ashkenazic Relations in Indianapolis
Jack Glazier

3. American Yemenite Jewish Interethnic Strategies
Dina Dahbany-Miraglia

4. Jewish in the USSR, Russian in the USA
Fran Markowitz

5. Learning to Be a Part-Time Jew
David Schoem

6. Integration into the Group and Sacred Uniqueness: Analysis of an Adult Bat Mitzvah
Stuart Schoenfeld

Part II. ARENAS OF JEWISH LIFE

7. A Home Away from Home: Participation in Jewish Immigrant Associations in America
Hannah Kliger

8. Family, Kinship, and Ethnicity: Strategies for Social Mobility
Myrna Silverman

9. The Hasidim of North America: A Review of the Literature
Janet S. Belcove-Shalin

10. Separatist Orthodoxy's Attitudes Toward Community: The Breuer Community in Germany and America
Steven Lowenstein

11. That Is the Pillar of Rachel's Grave Unto This Day: An Ethnoarchaeological Comparison of Two Jewish Cemeteries in Lincoln, Nebraska
David Mayer Gradwohl and Hanna Rosenberg Gradwohl

12. Jews and Judaica: Who Owns and Buys What?
Samuel Heilman

Glossary

Contributors

Index

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