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The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Cultures

Edited by: Laurence Roth , Nadia Valman

Print publication date:  September  2014
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415473781
eBook ISBN: 9780203497470
Adobe ISBN: 9781135048556

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The Routledge Handbook to Contemporary Jewish Cultures explores the diversity of Jewish cultures and ways of investigating them, presenting the different methodologies, arguments and challenges within the discipline. Divided into themed sections, this book considers in turn:

  • How the individual terms "Jewish" and "culture" are defined, looking at perspectives from Anthropology, Music, Literary Studies, Sociology, Religious Studies, History, Art History, and Film, Television, and New Media Studies.
  • How Jewish cultures are theorized, looking at key themes regarding power, textuality, religion/secularity, memory, bodies, space and place, and networks.
  • Case studies in contemporary Jewish cultures.

With essays by leading scholars in Jewish culture, this book offers a clear overview of the field and offers exciting new directions for the future.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Music Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Literary Studies Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Sociology Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Religious Studies Download PDF
Chapter  6:  History Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Art History Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Film, Television, and New Media Studies Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Power Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Textuality Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Religion/Secularity Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Memory Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Bodies Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Space and Place Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Networks Download PDF
Chapter  16:  “Jewface” and “JewfaÇade” in Poland, Spain, and Birobidzhan Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Television Blackface Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Mizrahi/Arab/Israeli/Queer Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Turkish Jewish Journalism and its Audiences Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Idea of Yiddish Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Yiddish and Multilingual Urban Space in Montreal Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Pop, Piety and Modernity Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Seeing and Being in Contemporary Orthodox Jewish Dress Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Life Drawing Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Playing with History Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Scoreboard Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Theorizing “Jewish Genetics” Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Jewish Spirituality and Late Capitalism Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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