The Resource Jew, Cynthia M. Baker

Jew, Cynthia M. Baker

Label
Jew
Title
Jew
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia M. Baker
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Jew. The word possesses an uncanny power to provoke and unsettle. For millennia, Jew has signified the consummate Other, a persistent fly in the ointment of grand Western cultural projects and narratives. Jew has not long served, however, as a name for self. With these insights as a point of departure, this book offers a wide-ranging exploration of the key word Jew - a term that lies not only at the heart of Jewish experience and Jewish studies, but, indeed, at the heart of Western civilization as a whole. Beginning with an examination of scholarly debates about the origins and early meanings of Jew, the book unpacks categories like "ethnicity," "race," and "religion" that inevitably feature in attempts to define the word. It goes on to explore the complex challenges that attend the modern appropriation of Jew as a term of self-identification, with forays into Yiddish language and culture, academic scholarship on "the Jew," and meditations on Jew-as-identity by contemporary public intellectuals. Finally, by tracing the phrase new Jews through a range of contexts - including the early Zionist movement, current debates about Muslim immigration to Europe, and recent sociological studies in the U.S. - the book provides a glimpse of what Jew is coming to mean in an era of Internet cultures, genetic sequencing, precarious nationalisms, and proliferating identities"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.892/4
Index
index present
LC call number
DS143
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Key words in Jewish studies
Series volume
7
Label
Jew, Cynthia M. Baker
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Terms of debate. first Jews -- a Jew outward or a Jew inward? -- Jews, women, slaves -- From ethnos to ethnicity/race and religion -- Part II. State of the (Jew[ish]) question -- Vos macht a yid? -- Jew in Jewish studies -- Thinking (with) Jew(s) -- Part III. In a new key: new Jews -- Zionism's new Jew and the birth of the genomic Jew -- New Jews in a new Europe -- New Jews: a view from the new world
Control code
ocn965905946
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813563046
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1j61d1k
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not applicable
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.b35574793
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965905946
  • jstor0813563046

Library Locations

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