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Jewish Frontiers Essays on Bodies, Histories, and Identities

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ISBN-10: 1403965609

ISBN-13: 9781403965608

Edition: 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Sander L. Gilman

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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. Looking at the representation of Jews and Jewishness in film, literature, and history, Gilman suggests that we study Jewish history as the story of people living on a 'frontier,' instead of focusing on 'diaspora.'
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 7/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 243
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.58" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction: The Frontier as a Model for Jewish History
Representing the Shoah at the Frontier
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 Frontier between Acceptable and Unacceptable Representations of the Holocaust in Some Newer and Older Films
Diseases and Boundaries
Smoking Jews on the Frontier
A French Frontier: Proust's Nose
A Dream of Jewishness on the Frontier: Kafka's Tumor and "A Country Doctor"
Private Knowledge: Jewish Illnesses and the Process of Identity Formation
Jewish Bodies on the Multicultural Frontier
"We're Not Jews": Imagining Jewish History and Jewish Bodies in Contemporary Multicultural Literature
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