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Title New Jewish identities : contemporary Europe and beyond / edited by Zvi Gitelman, Barry Kosmin, András Kovács
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 365 pages)
Contents Social identity in British and South African Jewry / Jacqueline Goldberg -- Religious identity in the social and political arena: an examination of the attitudes of Orthodox and Progressive Jews in the UK / Barry Kosmin -- Changing patterns of Jewish identity among British Jews / Stephen Miller -- A typological approach to French Jewry / Régine Azria -- 'Jewishness' in postmodernity: the case of Sweden / Lars Dencik -- Becoming Jewish in Russia and Ukraine / Zvi Gitelman -- The Jewish press and Jewish identity: Leningrad/St. Petersburg, 1989-1992 / John D. Klier -- Patterns of Jewish identity in Moldova: the behavioral dimension / Malka Korazim and Esther Katz -- Jewish identity and the Orthodox Church in late Soviet Russia / Judith Deutsch Kornblatt -- Looking out for one's own identity: Central Asian Jews in the wake of communism / Alanna E. Cooper -- Jewish groups and identity strategies in post-communist Hungary / András Kovács -- Particularizing the universal: new Polish Jewish identities and a new framework of analysis / Marius Gudonis -- Polish Jewish institutions in transition: personalities over process / Claire A. Rosenson -- Jewish identity in the United States and Israel / Charles S. Liebman -- Notes towards the definition of 'Jewish culture' in contemporary Europe / Jonathan Webber -- Jewish identity in transition: transformation or attenuation? / Charles S. Liebman
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Jewish diaspora.
Jews -- Identity.
Judaism -- 20th century.
HISTORY -- Jewish.
Jewish diaspora.
Jews -- Identity.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Jewish Studies
Europa (geografie)
Israël (staat)
Verenigde Staten.
Form Electronic book
Author Gitelman, Zvi Y.
Kosmin, Barry A. (Barry Alexander)
Kovács, András, 1947-
LC no. 2003007635
ISBN 0585491909