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Race, Color, Identity : Rethinking Discourses about 'Jews' in the Twenty-First Century.

Author: Efraim Sicher
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2013.
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Advances in genetics are renewing controversies over inherited characteristics, and the discourse around science and technological innovations has taken on racial overtones, such as attributing inherited physiological traits to certain ethnic groups or using DNA testing to determine biological links with ethnic ancestry. This book contributes to the discussion by opening up previously locked concepts of the relation  Read more...
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Sicher, Efraim.
Race, Color, Identity : Rethinking Discourses about 'Jews' in the Twenty-First Century.
New York : Berghahn Books, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Efraim Sicher
ISBN: 9780857458933 0857458930 1299777678 9781299777675
OCLC Number: 855505446
Description: 1 online resource (398 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction --
Rethinking Discourses about ""Jews""; Part I --
Jews and Race in America; Chapter 1 --
""I'm Not White-I'm Jewish"": The Racial Politics of American Jews; Chapter 2 --
""The Stolen Garment"": Historical Reflections on Blacks and Jews in the Time of Obama; Chapter 3 --
Stains, Plots, and the Neighbor Thing: Jews, Blacks, and Philip Roth's Readers; Chapter 4 --
Urban Space and the Racial-Ethnic Difference: Jews Without Money and Home to Harlem. Chapter 5 --
African American Culture, Anthropological Practices, and the Jewish Race in Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and MenChapter 6 --
Jewish Characters in Weeds: Reinserting Race into the Postmodern Discourse on American Jews; Part II --
Jews as Blacks / Black Jews; Chapter 7 --
A Member of the Club? How Black Jews Negotiate Black Anti-Semitism and Jewish Racism; Chapter 8 --
Ethiopian Immigrants in Israel: The Discourses of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Racism; Chapter 9 --
Black Jews in Academic and Institutional Discourse. Chapter 10 --
The Descendants of David of Madagascar: Crypto-Judaism in Twentieth-Century AfricaPart III --
Discourses of Racial and Ethnic Identities; Chapter 11 --
After the Fact: ""Jews"" in Post-1945 German Physical Anthropology; Chapter 12 --
Genes as Jewish History? Human Population Genetics in the Service of Historians; Chapter 13 --
Sarrazin and the Myth of the Jewish Gene; Chapter 14 --
Blood, Soul, Race, and Suffering: Full-Bodied Ethnography and Expressions of Jewish Belonging; Chapter 15 --
Jews, Muslims, European Identities: Multiculturalism and Anti-Semitism in Britain. Chapter 16 --
Brothers in Misery: Reconnecting Sociologies of Racism and Anti-SemitismChapter 17 --
Race by the Grace of God: Race, Religion, and the Construction of ""Jew"" and ""Arab""; Selected Bibliography; Contributors; Index.

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Advances in genetics are renewing controversies over inherited characteristics, and the discourse around science and technological innovations has taken on racial overtones, such as attributing inherited physiological traits to certain ethnic groups or using DNA testing to determine biological links with ethnic ancestry. This book contributes to the discussion by opening up previously locked concepts of the relation between the terms color, race, and "Jews", and by engaging with globalism, multiculturalism, hybridity, and diaspora. The contributors-leading scholars in anthropology, sociolog.

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