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Difference of a different kind : Jewish constructions of race during the long eighteenth century

Author: Iris Idelson-Shein
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2014.
Series: Jewish culture and contexts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Difference of a Different Kind explores Jewish perceptions and representations of otherness during the formative period in the history of racial thought. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including philosophical and scientific works, halakhic literature, and folktales, Idelson-Shein unfolds the myriad ways in which eighteenth-century Jews imagined the "exotic Other" and how the evolving discourse of racial  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iris Idelson-Shein
ISBN: 9780812246094 0812246098
OCLC Number: 870248338
Description: 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. An East Indian Encounter: Rape and Infanticide in the Memoirs of Glikl Bas Leib --
2. "And Let Him Speak": Noble and Ignoble Savages in Yehudah Horowitz's Amudey beyt Yehudah --
3. Whitewashing Jewish Darkness: Baruch Lindau and the "Species" of Man --
4. Fantasies of Acculturation: Campe's Savages in the Service of the Haskalah.
Series Title: Jewish culture and contexts.
Responsibility: Iris Idelson-Shein.

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The eighteenth century has long been considered a formative period in the history of European racial identity. Difference of a Different Kind offers a new exploration of the ways Jewish authors  Read more...

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