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Under postcolonial eyes : figuring the ʻʻJewʼʼ in contemporary British writing

Author: Efraim Sicher; Linda Weinhouse
Publisher: Lincoln : Published by University of Nebraska Press, for the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SICSA), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ©2012.
Series: Studies in antisemitism (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the Western literary tradition, the "jew" has long been a figure of ethnic exclusion and social isolation--the wanderer, the scapegoat, the alien. But it is no longer clear where a perennial outsider belongs. This provocative study of contemporary British writing points to the figure of the "jew" as the litmus test of multicultural society. Efraim Sicher and Linda Weinhouse examine the "jew" as a cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Efraim Sicher; Linda Weinhouse
ISBN: 9780803245037 0803245033
OCLC Number: 785862743
Description: xxx, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Under colonial eyes: Doris Lessing and the jews --
Under Postcolonial eyes: Baumgartner's Bombay --
Hybridity's children: Andrea Levy, Zadie Smith, and Salman Rushdie --
The color of Shylock: Caryl Phillips --
Down cultural memory lane: Ali, LIchtenstein, and Gavron --
The postmodern Jew --
Radically Jewish.
Series Title: Studies in antisemitism (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Efraim Sicher and Linda Weinhouse.

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Analyzes the narrative of identities in a globalized culture and offers new interpretations of postmodern classics  Read more...

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"Remarkably comprehensive."--Devorah Baum, "Jewish Quarterly"--Devorah Baum "Jewish Quarterly "

 
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