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Identity papers : contemporary narratives of American Jewishness / Helene Meyers.

Author/Creator:
Meyers, Helene.
Publication:
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 239 p. ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
American literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism.
Jews in literature.
Judaism and literature -- United States.
Jews -- United States -- Identity.
Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Contents:
Introduction: Jewish difference, Jewish reading
Feminism and orthodoxy: not an oxymoron. Orthodoxy as patriarchy: Lovingkindness and Preparing for Sabbath ; Continuity through feminist transformation: Kaaterskill Falls, Mazel, The ladies auxiliary, and The outside world ; Leaving orthodoxy with a blessing: A price above rubies
Queering the Jewish family. Homophobia as assimilation and abomination: "The state of extreme agitation" and Dancing on Tisha B'Av ; From generation to generation: Running fiercely toward a high thin sound, Torch song trilogy, In every laugh a tear, and "Of balloons and bubbles" ; Twinning Jewishness and queerness: The same embrace
The color of white Jewry. Becoming Black, whitening Jewishness: The color of water and Black, white, and Jewish ; Jewish geography and racialization: Caroline, or change, Driving Miss Daisy, and The last night of Ballyhoo ; Choosing off-whiteness: The baker, The human stain, and The plot against America
A polemical epilogue: intermarriage - Jewish betrayal or loving coalitions?
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781438439235 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1438439237 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
701242376