Jewish Cultural Studies

Edited by Simon J. Bronner

The Jewish Cultural Studies series offers a contemporary view of Jewish culture as it has been constructed, symbolized, produced, communicated, and consumed around the globe. More than a series on Jewish ideas, it uncovers ideas of being Jewish.

In documenting and interpreting the diverse ways in which Jews express themselves as Jews--in custom, festival, narrative, art, architecture, music, dance, dress, performance, language, and food--the series contributes to a greater understanding of the dimensions of Jewish identity as perceived by Jews and non-Jews. It comments on the societies in which Jews live, and the tapestry of life formed from cultural exchange, conflict, and integration. It explores the cultural dimensions of homeland and diaspora, assimilation and separation, in Jewish experience and belief. As an inquiry into cultural identities and expressions, it also considers the range of institutions that represent and respond to Jewishness, including museums, the media, agencies, synagogues, and schools.

With its wide-ranging, interdisciplinary focus, the Jewish Cultural Studies series offers an innovative forum in Jewish studies. It covers the cultural practices of secular Jews as well as of religious Jews of all persuasions, and from historical as well as contemporary perspectives. While drawing especially on perspectives from folklore, anthropology, history, the humanities, and sociology, contributions from other disciplines are welcome so long as they are cutting edge and widely accessible.

Published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization for the Jewish Section of the American Folklore Society.

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