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Silver Screen, Hasidic Jews : the Story of an Image.

Author: Shaina Hammerman
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Motivated by Woody Allen's brief comedic transformation into a Hasidic Jew in Annie Hall, cultural historian Shaina Hammerman examines the effects of real and imagined representations of Hasidic Jews in film, television, theater, and photography. Although these depictions could easily be dismissed as slapstick comedies and sexy dramas about forbidden relationships, Hammerman uses this ethnic imagery to ask  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hammerman, Shaina.
Silver Screen, Hasidic Jews : The Story of an Image.
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shaina Hammerman
ISBN: 9780253031709 0253031702
OCLC Number: 1012883200
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages)
Contents: Cover --
SILVER SCREEN, HASIDIC JEWS --
Title --
Copyright --
CONTENTS --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: When Jews Are Like Jews --
1. The Yarmulke beneath the Cowboy Hat: Signifying Jewishness in the Hasidic Western --
2. The Jewish Type and "le juif typique": Typologies of Jewishness in Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob --
3. Hard-Core Jews: Woody Allen's Religious Women and Men --
4. Cinéma judéité: Projecting Jewish-Muslim Romance --
5. What Lies beneath the Wig: Hester Street and Adaptation --
Epilogue: Hijab, Habit, and Hasid --
Filmography and Bibliography --
Index.

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Motivated by Woody Allen's brief comedic transformation into a Hasidic Jew in Annie Hall, cultural historian Shaina Hammerman examines the effects of real and imagined representations of Hasidic Jews in film, television, theater, and photography. Although these depictions could easily be dismissed as slapstick comedies and sexy dramas about forbidden relationships, Hammerman uses this ethnic imagery to ask meaningful questions about how Jewish identity, multiculturalism, belonging, and relevance are constructed on the stage and silver screen.

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