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Israel in Postmodern Jewish American Literature
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The study focuses on the role and function of Israel in postmodern Jewish American literature. Hence, the work is based on the thesis that the existence of a Jewish State in the Middle East has developed into a key motive for postmodern Jewish American literature. The role of a Jewish State is examined in particular with regards to questions of Jewish American identity, as well as with regards to related questions of ambivalent attitudes and political positions towards Israel in general and Jewish American identity in particular. A comparison of Saul Bellow's 'To Jerusalem and Back' and Philip Roth's 'Operation Shylock: A Confession' provides a basis for the analysis of the above stated assumptions.

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Stand: 24.09.2020
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Melford Spiro
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Melford Elliot Spiro (born April 26, 1920) is an American cultural anthropologist specializing in psychological anthropology. He is known for his work on the Westermarck effect, and for his studies of the kibbutz. He has conducted fieldwork among the Ojibwa, on Ifaluk atoll in Micronesia, in Israel, and in Burma (now Myanmar). He was a significant figure in a series of debates over cultural relativism and postmodern theory among American cultural anthropologists in the 1980s and early 1990s, in which he consistently argued for the importance of the comparative method and the appreciation of universal psychological processes, especially child development and unconscious drives. He is also trained as a lay psychoanalyst. He began his undergraduate career at Northwestern University in philosophy, but soon decided that the empirical and comparative methods of cultural anthropology provided a better approach to answering his questions about human nature. He received his B.A. in anthropology, working with Melville Herskovits, and continued on to graduate study at the University of Pennsylvania with A. Irving Hallowell. He received his Ph.D. in 1950.

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Border Studies: Cultural Identity in Contempora...
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The book represents a new chapter in the emerging conversations about the importance of 'borders' within American Studies. The book focuses on how different narrative and generic formations challenge the US concept of nationalism and integration. The book discusses how the major contemporary writers like Anzaldua, Rudolfo Anaya, Maxine Hong Kingston and Bharati Mukherjee construct their own sense of 'self', within the limits of a language and society, in conscious resistance to assimilationist paradigm of Israel Zangwill's 'melting pot'. With the postmodern implosion of the canonical and the generic, the way has been cleared for many marginal and hitherto invisible 'multinarratives' emanating from the non-Occidental, the colonized, the dispossessed and marginalized, the feminine, the ethnic and diasporic. The study of these narratives as a socially symbolic act opens up the political unconscious of a nation state like the US. The study also helps in providing a corrective to include these genres within the canon of American studies and look forward to the way these narratives redefine the notion of contemporary US within the matrix of global powers.

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Roads to Dystopia: Sociological Essays on the P...
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If the postmodern condition is a dystopia characterized by alienation and despair, argues distinguished sociologist Stanford Lyman, postmodern epistemologies compound the problem by denigrating Enlightenment philosophies that still offer agency and hope to those who struggle to be free. In this, his sixth volume in the Studies in American Sociology series, Lyman examines this contradiction as it has shaped American discourses on race and community, asking why Gunnar Myrdal's 'American Dilemma' is still unresolved; how Chinese workers have fared in the labor movement and in labor history; what searches for 'the lost tribes of Israel' have meant socially and historically; how cinema has offered metaphors for social action but presented failed utopias on screen; and how we have not yet established a basic definition of 'the good life'. In each of these instances, Lyman seeks new routes in the quest for justice.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Borderland Churches: A Congregation's Introduct...
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'Borderland Churches' is a call to embrace postmodern culture. Gary Nelson compares the church with the children of Israel in their pilgrimage through the desert. Contemporary culture is the wilderness and God calls us to sojourn in it. Only individuals and congregations that understand and accept this challenge will be able to carry on Christian ministry in this new cultural situation. This is a book intended for ministers and church leaders. It calls the church to recognize that the cultural changes lead us to a post Christian society. It is futile to try to stop the changes. The church is doing mission in a social context that has changed radically and, therefore, has to do mission in a new way.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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A Responsible Life
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Description: ''Love your neighbor'' is the central obligation of Jewish life. Mussar, a late nineteenth-century Jewish renewal movement, focused on this precept as a means of self-improvement and spiritual growth. Through the practical applications of Mussar, one can learn how to awaken to a spirituality that is compassionate, moral, and generous. In this book, Rabbi Ira Stone provides a contemporary theological framework for understanding Mussar and describes how participation in a Mussar group can offer support and guidance for this powerful spiritual practice. Endorsements: ''This book is a marvelous gift to a generation seeking new spiritual paths in order to live a richly Jewish and deeply human life. Ira Stone uncovers a neglected treasure in modern Judaism, the nineteenth-century Mussar movement, which sought to develop the human being into a mensch by reuniting mitzvot and morality. Stone gives us his postmodern theology of Mussar, and guides us through its theory of the process of self-development using its methods of self-improvement. In a final tour de force Stone shows how, in the mode of Mussar, prayer and halakah awaken our spirit and teach us to concretize God's love and our love for fellow human belngs. This book is a treasure to be read and reread.'' -Rabbi Irving Greenberg, President, Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation ''Sometimes we know how to act morally but we lack the strength of character or motivation to do it. The Mussar movement developed in Judaism to help us do what we know is right. This book is a wonderfully clear and helpful exposition of one form of Mussar. As such, it has the power to do nothing less than improve our moral character and change our lives for the better.'' -Rabbi Elliot Dorff, author of To Do the Right and the Good ''Here you will find hidden gems of the authentic, time-tested Jewish spiritual tradition of Mussar--and be shown steps you can seek to open your own heart. Rabbi Stone passionately reminds us that when we extend our hand to help another bear her burden, the pathway to the Beloved we seek opens before us.'' -Alan Morinis, author of Climbing Jacob's Ladder ''Ira Stone gives us a lucid and thoughtful account of the writings of the great Mussar teachers. His passion and compassion are apparent on every page, as he conveys his vision of a contemporary Jewish ethical practice. This book deals with vital issues, such as the spiritual imperative of responsibility for the other in a way that is both philosophically cogent and accessible. A fine study. -Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, author of Genesis: The Beginning of Desire About the Contributor(s): Ira F. Stone is rabbi of Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Philadelphia and founder of the Philadelphia Mussar Institute. He has taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary and currently teaches at Recontructionist Rabbinical College. Rabbi Stone is the author of Seeking the Path to Life, Reading Levinas/Reading Talmud, and two volumes of poetry.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Cambridge Companion to Jewish Music
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The term 'Jewish music' has conveyed complex and diverse meanings for people around the world across hundreds of years. This accessible and comprehensive Companion is a key resource for students, scholars, and everyone with an interest in the global history of Jewish music. Leading international experts introduce the broad range of genres found in Jewish music from the biblical era to the present day, including classical, religious, folk, popular, and dance music. Presenting a range of fresh perspectives on the subject, the chapters explore Jewish liturgy, Klezmer, music in Israel, the music of Yiddish theatre and cinema, and classical music from the Jewish Enlightenment through to the postmodern era. Additional contributions set Jewish music in context and offer an overview of the broader issues that arise in its study, such as questions of Diaspora, ontology, economics, and the history of sound technologies.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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On the Way to the Postmodern: Old Testament Ess...
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For these volumes, the author has selected 50 articles and papers, ten of them not previously published, from his work as an Old Testament scholar over the last 30 years. Some of the papers, like 'The Evidence for an Autumnal New Year in Pre-exilic Israel Reconsidered', are far from postmodern in their outlook. But there is ample evidence here that the postmodern is indeed the direction in which his mind has been moving. The essays are organized in eight sections (Method, Literature, History, Theology, Language, Psalms, Job-and, for entertainment, Divertimenti). They include 'Reading Esther from Left to Right', 'Beyond Synchronic Diachronic', 'Story and Poem: The Old Testament as Literature and as Scripture', 'In Search of the Indian Job', and 'Philology and Power'-as well as 'The Postmodern Adventure in Biblical Studies'.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
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A Responsible Life
31,99 € *
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Description: ''Love your neighbor'' is the central obligation of Jewish life. Mussar, a late nineteenth-century Jewish renewal movement, focused on this precept as a means of self-improvement and spiritual growth. Through the practical applications of Mussar, one can learn how to awaken to a spirituality that is compassionate, moral, and generous. In this book, Rabbi Ira Stone provides a contemporary theological framework for understanding Mussar and describes how participation in a Mussar group can offer support and guidance for this powerful spiritual practice. Endorsements: ''This book is a marvelous gift to a generation seeking new spiritual paths in order to live a richly Jewish and deeply human life. Ira Stone uncovers a neglected treasure in modern Judaism, the nineteenth-century Mussar movement, which sought to develop the human being into a mensch by reuniting mitzvot and morality. Stone gives us his postmodern theology of Mussar, and guides us through its theory of the process of self-development using its methods of self-improvement. In a final tour de force Stone shows how, in the mode of Mussar, prayer and halakah awaken our spirit and teach us to concretize God's love and our love for fellow human belngs. This book is a treasure to be read and reread.'' -Rabbi Irving Greenberg, President, Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation ''Sometimes we know how to act morally but we lack the strength of character or motivation to do it. The Mussar movement developed in Judaism to help us do what we know is right. This book is a wonderfully clear and helpful exposition of one form of Mussar. As such, it has the power to do nothing less than improve our moral character and change our lives for the better.'' -Rabbi Elliot Dorff, author of To Do the Right and the Good ''Here you will find hidden gems of the authentic, time-tested Jewish spiritual tradition of Mussar--and be shown steps you can seek to open your own heart. Rabbi Stone passionately reminds us that when we extend our hand to help another bear her burden, the pathway to the Beloved we seek opens before us.'' -Alan Morinis, author of Climbing Jacob's Ladder ''Ira Stone gives us a lucid and thoughtful account of the writings of the great Mussar teachers. His passion and compassion are apparent on every page, as he conveys his vision of a contemporary Jewish ethical practice. This book deals with vital issues, such as the spiritual imperative of responsibility for the other in a way that is both philosophically cogent and accessible. A fine study. -Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, author of Genesis: The Beginning of Desire About the Contributor(s): Ira F. Stone is rabbi of Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Philadelphia and founder of the Philadelphia Mussar Institute. He has taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary and currently teaches at Recontructionist Rabbinical College. Rabbi Stone is the author of Seeking the Path to Life, Reading Levinas/Reading Talmud, and two volumes of poetry.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 24.09.2020
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