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The social scientific study of Jewry : sources, approaches, debates

Author: Uzi Rebhun; Chaim I Waxman; Makhon le-Yahadut zemanenu ʻa. sh. Avraham Harman.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Series: Studies in contemporary Jewry, 27.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Continuing its distinguished tradition of focusing on central political, sociological, and cultural issues of Jewish life in the last century, this latest volume in the annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry series focuses on how Jewry has been studied in the social science disciplines. Its symposium consists of essays that discuss sources, approaches, and debates in the complementary fields of demography, sociology,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Social scientific study of Jewry
(DLC) 2013047261
(OCoLC)864753052
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Uzi Rebhun; Chaim I Waxman; Makhon le-Yahadut zemanenu ʻa. sh. Avraham Harman.
ISBN: 9780199380329 0199380325
OCLC Number: 872581464
Notes: "The Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem."
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 371 pages).
Contents: Cover; The Social Scientific Study of Jewry: Sources, Approaches, Debates; Copyright; STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY JEWRY; Preface; Contents; Symposium The Social Scientific Study of Jewry: Sources, Approaches, Debates; Jewish Demography: Fundamentals of the Research Field; The Discipline of Jewish Demography; Definitions; Data; Investigators; Interpretations; U.S. Jewry: A Shrinking Core?; Israeli Jewry: A Shrinking Majority?; Conclusion; Notes; Measuring the Size and Characteristics of American Jewry: A New Paradigm to Understand an Ancient People; Conceptual Considerations; A New Paradigm. Combining Data across SurveysUsing Estimates; Counting Children; Inclusion of Culturally/Ethnically Identified Jews; Jewish-specific Attitudes and Behavior; Understanding Jewish Life; Future Prospects; Notes; U.S. Jewish Population Studies: Opportunities and Challenges; Jewish Population Studies and Their Problems; Solutions for the Research of Rare Populations and American Jews; Survey Quality Best Practices; Modified Random-Digit-Dialing (RDD) Designs; Cell Phone Interviewing; Weighting; Discussion and Conclusion; Notes. Studies of Jewish Identity and Continuity: Competing, Complementary, and Comparative PerspectivesCompeting Perspectives; Survival; Authenticity; Boundaries; Complementary Levels of Focus; Individual Jewish Identity; Survival; Authenticity; Boundaries; Collective Jewish Identity; The Jewish Community; Klal Yisrael; Jews vis-à-vis Broader Society; The Relationship of Jewish Identity to Jewish Continuity; Survival; Authenticity; Boundaries; Conclusion; Notes; Defining and Measuring the Socioeconomic Status of Jews; Sources of Data. Socioeconomic Research on the Jewish Population of the United StatesDefining the American Jewish Population; U.S. Government Data Sources; The National Jewish Population Survey and Other Surveys of American Jews; Privately Sponsored Surveys of the General Population; Analyses of Published Evidence; Socioeconomic Research on the Jewish Population of Israel; Historical and Comparative Analyses; Conclusions; Notes; The Professional Dilemma of Jewish Social Scientists: The Case of the ASSJ; Notes; Contradictory Constructions of "Jewish" in Britain's Political and Legal Systems. Critical Approaches to IdentityCritiquing the "Jewish" Case; The Political Construction of "Jewish" in Britain: The National Census; The Legal Construction of "Jewish" in Britain: The JFS Case; Implications of Contradictory Constructions of "Jewish"; Conclusion; Notes; Sources for the Demographic Study of the Jews in the Former Soviet Union; Tsarist and Soviet Demographic Data; The Soviet Internal Passport and Counting of Jews; Changes in Vital and Migration Statistics in the Post-Soviet Era; Post-Soviet Censuses and the Jews; Conclusion; Notes.
Series Title: Studies in contemporary Jewry, 27.
Responsibility: edited by Uzi Rebhun.

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