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Difference of a different kind : Jewish constructions of race during the long eighteenth century, Iris Idelson-Shein

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Difference of a different kind : Jewish constructions of race during the long eighteenth century
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Difference of a different kind
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Jewish constructions of race during the long eighteenth century
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Iris Idelson-Shein
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eng
Summary
European Jews, argues Iris Idelson-Shein, occupied a particular place in the development of modern racial discourse during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Simultaneously inhabitants and outsiders in Europe, considered both foreign and familiar, Jews adopted a complex perspective on otherness and race. Often themselves the objects of anthropological scrutiny, they internalized, adapted, and revised the emerging discourse of racial difference to meet their own ends. Difference of a Different Kind explores Jewish perceptions and representations of otherness during the formative period in the history of racial thought. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including philosophical and scientific works, halakhic literature, and folktales, Idelson-Shein unfolds the myriad ways in which eighteenth-century Jews imagined the "exotic Other" and how the evolving discourse of racial difference played into the construction of their own identities. Difference of a Different Kind offers an invaluable view into the ways new religious, cultural, and racial identities were imagined and formed at the outset of modernity.--
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Idelson-Shein, Iris
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155.8209409032
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Jewish culture and contexts
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  • Jews, European
  • Jews, European
  • Race awareness
  • Race awareness
  • Difference (Philosophy)
  • Difference (Philosophy)
  • Difference (Psychology)
  • Difference (Psychology)
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Difference of a different kind : Jewish constructions of race during the long eighteenth century, Iris Idelson-Shein
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction 1 An East Indian Encounter: Rape and Infanticide in the Memoirs of Glikl Bas Leib 2 "And Let him Speak": Noble and Ignoble Savages in Yehudah Horowitz's Amudey beyt Yehudah 3 Whitewashing Jewish Darkness: Baruch Lindau and the "Species" of Man 4 Fantasies of Acculturation: Campe's Savages in the Service of the Haskalah Epilogue. A Terrible Tale: Some Final Thoughts on Jews and Race. Notes Bibliography Index Acknowledgments
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FIEb17549206
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780812246094
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)870248338
Label
Difference of a different kind : Jewish constructions of race during the long eighteenth century, Iris Idelson-Shein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction 1 An East Indian Encounter: Rape and Infanticide in the Memoirs of Glikl Bas Leib 2 "And Let him Speak": Noble and Ignoble Savages in Yehudah Horowitz's Amudey beyt Yehudah 3 Whitewashing Jewish Darkness: Baruch Lindau and the "Species" of Man 4 Fantasies of Acculturation: Campe's Savages in the Service of the Haskalah Epilogue. A Terrible Tale: Some Final Thoughts on Jews and Race. Notes Bibliography Index Acknowledgments
Control code
FIEb17549206
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780812246094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)870248338

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