Yiddish and the creation of Soviet Jewish culture 1918-1930 (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Yiddish and the creation of Soviet Jewish culture 1918-1930

Author: David Shneer
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Yiddish and the Creation of Soviet Jewish Culture gives voice to the activists empowered by the state to create a Soviet Jewish national culture. These activists were striving for a national revolution to create a new culture for Jews to identify as Jews on new, secular, Soviet terms. This book explores the ways in which Jews were part of, not apart from, both the Soviet system and Jewish history. Soviet Jewish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shneer, David, 1972-
Yiddish and the creation of Soviet Jewish culture 1918-1930.
New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)1232441205
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Shneer
ISBN: 0521826306 9780521826303 9780521104647 0521104645
OCLC Number: 52418128
Awards: Commended for National Jewish Book Award (Eastern European Studies) 2005
Description: ix, 300 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Soviet nationalities policies and the making of the Soviet Yiddish intelligentsia --
2. Ideology and Jewish language politics: How Yiddish became the national language of Soviet Jewry --
3. Modernizing Yiddish --
4. Who owns the means of cultural production? The Soviet Yiddish publishing industry of the 1920s --
5. Engineers of Jewish souls: Soviet Yiddish writers envisioning the Jewish past, present, and future --
6. Becoming revolutionary: Izi Kharik and the question of aesthetics, politics, and ideology.
Responsibility: David Shneer.
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This book explores the ways in which Jews were part of, not apart from, both the Soviet system and Jewish history. Soviet Jewish culture worked within contemporary Jewish national and cultural trends  Read more...

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"...enlightening and...enjoyable." American Historical Review "...an important contribution...moves beyond many of the stereotypically conventional ways historians have portrayed Soviet Jewish Read more...

 
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