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Weimar film and modern Jewish identity

Author: Ofer Ashkenazi
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2012.
Series: Studies in European culture and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book argues that Weimar genre film was a site where the complexities and challenges of Jewish identity were envisioned and negotiated. In reading popular films of the Weimar Republic as candid commentaries on Jewish acculturation, Ofer Ashkenzi provides an alternative context for a re-evaluation of the infamous "German-Jewish symbiosis" before the rise of Nazism, as well as a new framework for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ofer Ashkenazi
ISBN: 9780230341364 0230341365
OCLC Number: 748328769
Description: xvi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Weimar Film and Jewish Acculturation --
The Jews Have no Shame: The "Jewish Tragedy" in Weimar Urban Comedy --
A Man in the Street, a Jew at Home: Identity and Performance in Weimar Domestic Melodramas --
Assimilating the Shrew: Alraune and the Discussion of Biological Difference in Weimar Horror Film --
Wandering Jews: A "Jewish" Solution for Weimar Crisis in Exotic Adventure and War Films --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Studies in European culture and history.
Responsibility: Ofer Ashkenazi.
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