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Hidden in plain sight : Jews and Jewishness in British film, television, and popular culture

Author: Nathan Abrams
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2016.
Series: Cultural expressions of World War II.
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Brings together a range of original essays that address different aspects of the role and presence of Jews and Jewishness in British film and television from the interwar period to the present. It  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Abrams
ISBN: 9780810132825 0810132826 9780810132832 0810132834
OCLC Number: 922728989
Description: vii, 284 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Nathan Abrams --
"Awaiting, with some anxiety" : the Jewish response to Jew Suss (1934) in 1930s Britain / Gil Toffell --
An anti-Nazi special relationship : British writing, Hollywood filmmaking, and The mortal storm (1940) / Phyllis Lassner and Alexis Pogorelskin --
Mr. Emmanuel (1944) : a belated British film about Nazi antisemitism / Lawrence Baron --
Jewish questions lurking in Peeping Tom (1960) / Michael Berkowitz --
"You don't cure a problem by sweeping it under the carpet" : Jews, sitcoms, and race relations in 1960s Britain / Gavin Schaffer --
From the evacuees to Grandma's house : class, sexuality, and Jewish identity on British television, 1975-2012 / Rachel Garfield --
Peckhlach : Mike Leigh's British Jewish soul / Donald Weber --
From pig farmer to infidel : hidden identities, diasporic infertility, and transethnic kinship in contemporary British Jewish cinema / Claudia Sternberg --
On the threshold : British Jewish femininity in Suzie Gold (2004) / Michele Byers --
Christmas trees and Hanukkah bushes : the "emancipation contract" in the contemporary British television dramas Hebburn and Friday night dinner / Sue Vice --
Love and betrayal : politicized romance in Peter Kosminsky's The promise (2011) / Nir Cohen.
Series Title: Cultural expressions of World War II.
Responsibility: edited by Nathan Abrams.

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