American Jewish Loss After the Holocaust
By (author) Laura Levitt
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American Jewish Loss After the Holocaust by Laura Levitt
Book DescriptionMany of us belong to communities that have been scarred by terrible calamities. And many of us come from families that have suffered grievous losses. How we reflect on these legacies of loss and the ways they inform each other are the questions Laura Levitt takes up in this provocative and passionate book. An American Jew whose family was not directly affected by the Holocaust, Levitt grapples with the challenges of contending with ordinary Jewish loss. She suggests that although the memory of the Holocaust may seem to overshadow all other kinds of loss for American Jews, it can also open up possibilities for engaging these more personal and everyday legacies. Weaving in discussions of her own family stories and writing in a manner that is both deeply personal and erudite, Levitt shows what happens when public and private losses are seen next to each other, and what happens when difficult works of art or commemoration, such as museum exhibits or films, are seen alongside ordinary family stories about more intimate losses. In so doing she illuminates how through these "ordinary stories" we may create an alternative model for confronting Holocaust memory in Jewish culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814752173
(5830mm x 3895mm x 25mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Laura Levitt
Impossible Images, Paperback (September 2003)
"Impossible Images" brings together a distinguished group of contributors, including artists, photographers, cultural critics, and historians, to analyze the ways in which the Holocaust has been represented in and through paintings, architecture, photographs, museums, and monuments.
Jews and Feminism, Paperback (September 1997)
Exploring the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe into America, this text raises questions about the search for stability in specific Jewish religious and cultural traditions. It offers an account of an ambivalent Jewish feminist embrace of America as home.
Judaism Since Gender, Paperback (April 1997)» View all books by Laura Levitt
Offering a range of provocations - Jewish men as sissies, Jesus as transvestite, the problem of eroticizing Holocaust narratives - this collection overturns the belief that scholars of Judaism are still largely oblivious of recent developments in the study of gender.
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Author Biography - Laura Levitt
Laura Levitt is Associate Professor of Religion at Temple University. She is the author of Jews and Feminism: The Ambivalent Search for Home and co-editor of Impossible Images: Contemporary Art after the Holocaust and Judaism Since Gender.
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