9789639241626

New Jewish Identities

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  • ISBN13:

    9789639241626

  • ISBN10:

    9639241628

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-10-01
  • Publisher: Central European University Pr
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Summary

A unique collection of essays that deal with the intriguing and complex problems connected to the question of Jewish identity in the contemporary world. Concerning the problem of identity formation, this book addresses very important issues: What is the content or meaning of Jewish identity? What has replaced religion in defining the content of Jewishness? How do people in different age groups construct their Jewish identity? In most cases, the authors have combined a variety of research methods: they drew samples or relied on the sample surveys of others; used personal interviews with respondents who are especially knowledgeable about their own Jewish communities, or based their research on participant observation of particular communities or communal institutions.

Table of Contents

Contributors vii
List of Tables and Appendices
xi
List of Figures
xvii
Acknowledgments xix
Introduction 1(4)
Zvi Gitelman
Social Identity in British and South African Jewry
5(18)
Jacqueline Goldberg
Religious Identity in the Social and Political Arena: An Examination of the Attitudes of Orthodox and Progressive Jews in the UK
23(22)
Barry Kosmin
Changing Patterns of Jewish Identity among British Jews
45(16)
Stephen Miller
A Typological Approach to French Jewry
61(14)
Regine Azria
``Jewishness'' in Postmodernity: The Case of Sweden
75(30)
Lars Dencik
Becoming Jewish in Russia and Ukraine
105(34)
Zvi Gitelman
The Jewish Press and Jewish Identity: Leningrad/St. Petersburg, 1989--1992
139(32)
John D. Klier
Patterns of Jewish Identity in Moldova: The Behavioral Dimension
159(12)
Malka Korazim
Esther Katz
Jewish Identity and the Orthodox Church in Late Soviet Russia
171(18)
Judith Deutsch Kornblatt
Looking Out for One's Own Identity: Central Asian Jews in the Wake of Communism
189(22)
Alanna E. Cooper
Jewish Groups and Identity Strategies in Post-Communist Hungary
211(32)
Andras Kovacs
Particularizing the Universal: New Polish Jewish Identities and a New Framework of Analysis
243(20)
Marius Gudonis
Polish Jewish Institutions in Transition: Personalities over Process
263(28)
Claire A. Rosenson
Jewish Identity in the United States and Israel
291(26)
Charles S. Liebman
Notes Towards the Definition of ``Jewish Culture'' in Contemporary Europe
317(24)
Jonathan Webber
Jewish Identity in Transition: Transformation or Attenuation?
341(10)
Charles S. Liebman
Index 351

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