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The Resource Jewish frontiers : essays on bodies, histories, and identities, Sander L. Gilman

Jewish frontiers : essays on bodies, histories, and identities, Sander L. Gilman

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Jewish frontiers : essays on bodies, histories, and identities
Title
Jewish frontiers
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essays on bodies, histories, and identities
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Sander L. Gilman
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eng
Summary
Jewish history has generally been understood as the history of a people displaced from their homeland, and this has played a defining role in how we understand Jewish identity. In this series of interlinked essays, noted critic Sander L. Gilman suggests that we examine Jewish history from a different starting point. Instead of focusing on "diaspora", Gilman reimagines Jewish history as the story of people living on a "frontier" -- a place where all peoples, including Jews, interacted to define themselves and those they encounter in reality or fantasy. Gilman looks at the representation of Jews and Jewishness in film, literature, and history. He addresses a wide range os questions, including: how has the Holocaust been represented in comic films, from Jakob the Liar to Life Is Beautiful? What do fantasies about the Jewish origin of smoking in Europe, debates about Jewish genetic disease, and literary representations from Proust and Kafka to Zadie Smith tell us about the imagination of Jewish identity? --
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Gilman, Sander L
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non fiction
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  • Jewish diaspora
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Post-Zionism
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Jewish frontiers : essays on bodies, histories, and identities, Sander L. Gilman
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volume
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Contents
Introduction: The Frontier as a Model for Jewish History REPRESENTING THE SHOAH The First Comic Film about the Shoah: Jurek Becker and Cultural Opposition within the GDR Is Life Beautiful? Can the Shoah Be Funny?: On the Boundary Between Acceptable and Unacceptable Representation of the Holocaust DISEASES AND BOUNDARIES A Dream of Jewishness on the Frontier: Kafka's Tumor and 'The Country Doctor' Private Knowledge: Jewish Illnesses and the Process of Identity Formation A French Frontier: Proust's Nose JEWISH BODIES AND HISTORY TODAY 'We're not Jews': Imagining Jewish History and Jewish Bodies in Contemporary Multicultural Literature
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FIEb17532012
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780312295325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)613319748
Label
Jewish frontiers : essays on bodies, histories, and identities, Sander L. Gilman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The Frontier as a Model for Jewish History REPRESENTING THE SHOAH The First Comic Film about the Shoah: Jurek Becker and Cultural Opposition within the GDR Is Life Beautiful? Can the Shoah Be Funny?: On the Boundary Between Acceptable and Unacceptable Representation of the Holocaust DISEASES AND BOUNDARIES A Dream of Jewishness on the Frontier: Kafka's Tumor and 'The Country Doctor' Private Knowledge: Jewish Illnesses and the Process of Identity Formation A French Frontier: Proust's Nose JEWISH BODIES AND HISTORY TODAY 'We're not Jews': Imagining Jewish History and Jewish Bodies in Contemporary Multicultural Literature
Control code
FIEb17532012
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780312295325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)613319748

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