Jews and Feminism
The Ambivalent Search for Home
By (author) Laura Levitt
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Jews and Feminism by Laura Levitt
Book DescriptionBy interrogating America's promise of a home for Jews as citizens of the liberal state, Jews and Feminism questions the very terms of this social "contract". Maintaining that Jews, women, and Jewish women are not necessarily secure within this construction of the state, Laura Levitt links this contractual construction of belonging and acceptance to legacies of marriage as a contractual home for Jewish women. Exploring the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe for America, as well as their desire to make this country their permanent home, Levitt raises questions about the search for stability in specific Jewish religious and cultural traditions which is linked to the liberal academy as well as feminist study, thus offering an account of an ambivalent Jewish feminist embrace of America as home.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415914444
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Laura Levitt
American Jewish Loss After the Holocaust, Hardback (November 2007)
Many of us belong to communities that have been scarred by terrible calamities. And many of us come from families that have suffered grievous losses. This book addresses questions of how we reflect on these legacies of loss and the ways they inform each other.
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 Assistant Professor of Religion at Temple University where she also teaches in the Women's Studies Department. She is co-editor of Judaism Since Gender, also available from Routledge.
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