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The other Jewish question : identifying the Jew and making sense of modernity

Author: Jay Geller
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Maps the dissemination of and possible interrelationships among these corporeal signifiers in Germanophone cultures between the Enlightenment and the Shoah. This book appeals to readers interested in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Geller
ISBN: 9780823233618 0823233618 9780823233625 0823233626
OCLC Number: 692292477
Description: xiv, 510 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: toward a physiognomic epidemiology of the fetishized Jew --
Feminization and the problem of Jewish persistence --
Tailing the suspect, or the braiding of gender and ethnic difference --
From mohels to Mein Kampf: syphilis and the construction of Jewish identification --
Circumcision and a Jewish woman's identification: Rahel Levin Varnhagen's failed assimilation --
Going to "alimentary" school: brotstudium, Ludwig feuerbach, and the dietetics of antisemitism --
From rags to risches: on Marx's other Jewish question --
A future without Jews: Max Nordau's pre-Zionist answer to the other Jewish question --
President Schreber and the memoirs of a wandering Jew(ess) --
Walter Benjamin reproducing the scent of the messianic.
Responsibility: Jay Geller.
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"In the end, this book will be a welcome addition to any class on Jewish identity and Jewish life in Europe." -- David Meola -H-Judiac, H-Net Reviews "A fascinating book about Jewish embodiment and Read more...

 
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