9780304700318

The Jew Assumptions of Identity

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  • ISBN13:

    9780304700318

  • ISBN10:

    0304700312

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-11-01
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

Steyn looks at significant moments and events in the last 150 years of European and American Jewish history and culture to explore what being Jewish means to those who are and those who are not, and how these images affect the larger society.

Table of Contents

List of figures
vi
Preface and acknowledgements vii
Introduction: the banal Jew
1(20)
Neither/nor: the Shackmans portrayed
21(21)
The figuration of a Jewish type: Fagin as a sign
42(17)
Fried fish and matzo meal: representations of the Jew in the evidence presented to the Royal Commission on Alien Immigration, 1902--3
59(20)
Cutting the suit to fit the cloth: assimilation in the 1906 Whitechapel Gallery exhibition, Jewish Art and Antiquities
79(19)
Yids, mods and foreigners: the processes of alienization
98(17)
The mythical edges of assimilation: Mark Gertler
115(21)
The subliminal Greenberg: assimilation and the ideal other
136(17)
The defiant Other: accusation and justification in the work of R. B. Kitaj
153(20)
Remembering and forgetting: the sublime Jew and other modern myths
173(24)
Bibliography 197(12)
Index 209

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