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Jewries at the frontier : accommodation, identity, conflict

Author: Sander L Gilman; Milton Shain
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traversing far-flung Jewish communities in South Africa, Australia, Brazil, China, and elsewhere, this collection explores the notion of "frontier" in the Jewish experience as a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sander L Gilman; Milton Shain
ISBN: 0252024095 9780252024092 0252067924 9780252067921
OCLC Number: 40559796
Description: 401 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the frontier as a model for Jewish history / Sander L. Gilman --
Jewries in Galicia and Bukovina, in Lemberg and Czernowitz: two divergent examples of Jewish communities in the far east of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy / Albert Lichtblau and Michael John --
At the frontier: the South African Jewish experience / John Simon --
Living within the frontier: early colonial Australia, Jews, and Aborigines / Paul R. Bartrop --
Alaskan Jews discover the last frontier / Bernard Reisman --
From one frontier to another: Jewish identity and political organizations in Lithuania and South Africa, 1890-1939 / Gideon Shimoni --
A frontier experience: Israeli Jews encounter diaspora in Cape Town, South Africa / Sally Frankental --
Bifocality in Jewish identity in the Texas-Jewish experience / Seth L. Wolitz --
(Re)creating Jewish ethnicities on the Brazilian frontier / Jeffrey Lesser --
Jews in Chinese culture: representations and realities / Zhou Xun --
The enemy within: some South African Jewish writers / Marcia Leveson --
From the brotherhood of man to the world to come: the denial of the political in rabbinic writing under apartheid / Claudia B. Braude --
Writing oneself at the frontier: Jewishness and otherness in Albert Memmi's La statue de sel / Heidi Grunebaum-Ralph --
The color of Jews: Jews, race, and the White Australia policy / Jon Stratton --
Ethnonationalism, anti-semitism, and identity politics: the North American and South African experiences / Milton Shain --
Neither Maori nor Pakeha: Jewish women's cultural identity / Livia Käthe Wittmann --
Francophone Jewish intellectuals in present-day Quebec / Régine Robin.
Responsibility: edited by Sander L. Gilman and Milton Shain.

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