Persistence Flexibility: Anthropological Perspectives on the American Jewish Experience Walter P. Zenner

ISBN: 9780887067501

Published: July 8th 1988

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304 pages


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Persistence Flexibility: Anthropological Perspectives on the American Jewish Experience  by  Walter P. Zenner

Persistence Flexibility: Anthropological Perspectives on the American Jewish Experience by Walter P. Zenner
July 8th 1988 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 304 pages | ISBN: 9780887067501 | 8.37 Mb

Using a variety of anthropological approaches, the authors illustrate how the Jewish identity has persisted in the United States despite great subcultural variation and a wide range of adaptations. Within the various essays, attention is given toMoreUsing a variety of anthropological approaches, the authors illustrate how the Jewish identity has persisted in the United States despite great subcultural variation and a wide range of adaptations.

Within the various essays, attention is given to both mainstream Jews and to the Hasidim, Yemenites, Indian Sephardim, Soviet Emigres, and Jews for Jesus. Institutions such as the family, the school, and the synagogue, are considered through techniques of participation/ observation and in archeological research.

Persistence and Flexibility provides a means of viewing the Jewish community through the prism of key events, or rituals, and symbols.



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