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The Resource Jewish Peoplehood : An American Innovation, Noam Pianko

Jewish Peoplehood : An American Innovation, Noam Pianko

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Jewish Peoplehood : An American Innovation
Title
Jewish Peoplehood
Title remainder
An American Innovation
Statement of responsibility
Noam Pianko
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Language
eng
Summary
Although fewer American Jews today describe themselves as religious, they overwhelmingly report a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people. Indeed, Jewish peoplehood has eclipsed religion<U+0127> �as well as ethnicity and nationality<U+0127> �as the essence of what binds Jews around the globe to one another. In Jewish Peoplehood, Noam Pianko highlights the current significance and future relevance of peoplehood by tracing the rise, transformation, and return of this novel term. The book tells the surprising story of peoplehood. Though it evokes a sense of timelessness, the term actually emerged in the United States in the 1930s, where it was introduced by American Jewish leaders, most notably Rabbi Stephen Wise and Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, with close ties to the Zionist movement. It engendered a sense of unity that transcended religious differences, cultural practices, geographic distance, economic disparity, and political divides, fostering solidarity with other Jews facing common existential threats, including the Holocaust, and establishing a closer connection to the Jewish homeland. But today, Pianko points out, as globalization erodes the dominance of nationalism in shaping collective identity, Jewish peoplehood risks becoming an outdated paradigm. He explains why popular models of peoplehood fail to address emerging conceptions of ethnicity, nationalism, and race, and he concludes with a much-needed roadmap for a radical reconfiguration of Jewish collectivity in an increasingly global era. Innovative and provocative, Jewish Peoplehood provides fascinating insight into a term that assumes an increasingly important position at the heart of American Jewish and Israeli life.--
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Pianko, Noam
Dewey number
305.8924073
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Key words in Jewish studies
Series volume
VI
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  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Israel and the diaspora
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Jewish Peoplehood : An American Innovation, Noam Pianko
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Foreword, by Deborah Dash Moore, MacDonald Moore, and Andrew Bush Acknowledgments Introduction: A Deceptively Simple Key Word 1 Terms of Debate: Jewish Nationhood and American Peoplehood What Is a Nation?: Peoplehood's European Precursors The Emergence of Peoplehood 1948, Israel, and a Crisis of Terminology From Critique to Code Word Into the American Mainstream 2 State of the Question: Enduring Entity or Constructed Community Unity, Solidarity, Statehood Nationalism, Globalization, and the Limits of Peoplehood Race, Ethnicity, and Peoplehood Studies Jewish Studies and Jewish Peoplehood 3 In a New Key: Can Peoplehood Speak to a Global Era? Jewish: From Periphery to Center, From Describing to Defining Neighborhood: From National to Local, From Core to Cohort Project: From Being to Doing, From Essence to Action Jewishhood Project(s) Notes Index
Control code
FIEb17755566
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 171 pages
Isbn
9780813563657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)892804051
Label
Jewish Peoplehood : An American Innovation, Noam Pianko
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Foreword, by Deborah Dash Moore, MacDonald Moore, and Andrew Bush Acknowledgments Introduction: A Deceptively Simple Key Word 1 Terms of Debate: Jewish Nationhood and American Peoplehood What Is a Nation?: Peoplehood's European Precursors The Emergence of Peoplehood 1948, Israel, and a Crisis of Terminology From Critique to Code Word Into the American Mainstream 2 State of the Question: Enduring Entity or Constructed Community Unity, Solidarity, Statehood Nationalism, Globalization, and the Limits of Peoplehood Race, Ethnicity, and Peoplehood Studies Jewish Studies and Jewish Peoplehood 3 In a New Key: Can Peoplehood Speak to a Global Era? Jewish: From Periphery to Center, From Describing to Defining Neighborhood: From National to Local, From Core to Cohort Project: From Being to Doing, From Essence to Action Jewishhood Project(s) Notes Index
Control code
FIEb17755566
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 171 pages
Isbn
9780813563657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)892804051

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