The Jewish identity project : new American photography (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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The Jewish identity project : new American photography

Author: Susan Chevlowe; Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Jewish Museum ; New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While American Jews are commonly considered a homogenous ethnic group, the reality today is far more complex. Conversion, adoption, intermarriage, and immigration have transformed the fabric of Jewish communities, as they have the United States as a nation. This book explores questions of American Jewish identity and how Jews fit today into larger discourses of race, ethnicity, and religion. Featuring ten  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildband
exhibition catalogs
illustrated books
Illustrated works
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition, pictorial works
Catalogues d'exposition
Ouvrages illustrés
Exhibitions
Pictorial works Exhibitions
Expositions
Ouvrages illustrés Expositions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Chevlowe; Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0300109164 9780300109160
OCLC Number: 60392843
Notes: Published in conjunction with the exhibition The Jewish identity project: new American photography, organized by the Jewish Museum and held at the Jewish Museum Sept. 23, 2005-Jan. 22, 2006, and at other U.S. museums.
Description: xi, 215 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Framing Jewishness : photography and the boundaries of community / Susan Chevlowe --
Oy, are we a pluribus? Multiculturalism and American Jews / Ilan Stavans --
Artist portfolios. Dawoud Bey ; Tirtza Even and Brian Karl ; Ranier Ganahl ; Nikki S. Lee ; Shari Rothfarb Mekonen and Avishai Mekonen ; Yoshua Okon ; Jaime Permuth ; Andrea Robbins and Max Becher ; Jessica Shokrian ; Chris Verene --
Commissions and collaboration : the Jewish identity project behind the scenes / Joanna Lindenbaum.
Responsibility: Susan Chevlowe ; with essays by Joanna Lindenbaum and Ilan Stavans.
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"While American Jews are commonly considered a homogenous ethnic group, the reality today is far more complex. Conversion, adoption, intermarriage, and immigration have transformed the fabric of Jewish communities, as they have the United States as a nation. This book explores questions of American Jewish identity and how Jews fit today into larger discourses of race, ethnicity, and religion. Featuring ten photographic and video projects by emerging and mid-career artists, all commissioned by The Jewish Museum, the book presents a range of provocative discussions of the nature of Jewish identity in twenty-first-century America. Susan Chevlowe discusses how the artists explore individual communities to dispel stereotypes of contemporary Jewish life, and Ilan Stavans dissects the diversity of American Jews over the last century. In illuminating interviews with the artists, Joanna Lindenbaum provides insights into their ideas and methods. A beautifully illustrated portfolio of each of the commissioned projects immerses the viewer in the distinct visions of these artists, revealing the complicated and often surprising ways in which Jewish Americans grapple with their identity." -- Book jacket

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