Social Science and the Politics of Modern Jewish Identity

 Buch
Besorgungstitel | Lieferzeit:3-5 Tage I
ISBN-13:
9780804738248
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.06.2000
Seiten:
340
Gewicht:
590 g
Format:
237x162x26 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Introduction; 1. 'Wir mussen mehr wissen': institutional and ideological foundations of a Jewish statistics; 2. The bureau for Jewish statistics and the development of Jewish social science 1904-1931; 3. The wages of modernity: fertility, intermarriage, and the debate over Jewish decline; 4. The pathological circle: medical images and statistics in Jewish social science; 5. The diaspora as cure: non-zionist uses of social science; 6. Measuring and picturing Jews: racial anthropology and iconography; 7. National economy and the debate over Jewish regeneration; Conclusion: a usable knowledge; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
This book answers the questions: Why did the social sciences become an integral part of Jewish scholarship beginning in the late 19th century? What part did this scholarship play in the debate over emancipation and assimilation, Zionism and diasporism, the nature of Jewish identity, and the problem of Jewish continuity and survival?

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