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Critical Essays on Israeli Society, Religion, and Government
Critical Essays on Israeli Society, Religion, and Government (December 1996)
Books on Israel, Volume IV
Kevin Avruch - Editor
Walter P. Zenner - Editor

Original review essays that provide critical commentary on recently published books and films on Israeli society, culture, politics, and religion.

This book is part of a series of review volumes sponsored by the Association for Israel Studies that provides a framework for discussion of research and scholarship on all aspects of Israeli society. It brings together original review essays commenting onissues in Israeli soci...(Read More)
 
 
Critical Essays on Israeli Social Issues and Scholarship
Critical Essays on Israeli Social Issues and Scholarship (July 1994)
Books on Israel, Volume III
Russell Stone - Editor
Walter P. Zenner - Editor

"The interdisciplinary nature of this book gives both breadth and depth to Israeli social issues and scholarship. The topics addressed are quite significant and central to local processes as well as global issues." --J. Black, Metropolitan State University

Critical Essays on Israeli Social Issues and Scholarship is part of a series of review volumes sponsored by the Association for Israel Studies and published by SUNY Press that provid...(Read More)
 
 
Minorities in the Middle
Minorities in the Middle (July 1991)
A Cross-Cultural Analysis
Walter P. Zenner - Author

"What impresses me most about this book is that it is looking at a topic which is very fresh. If you look at the literature, there is considerable mention of the 'minorities in the middle,' but never any real grounding of the analyses in any kind of empirical data. What you have in this piece is that missing link; not only theorizing, but giving specific cases.

"The notion is that there are ethnic, racial groups who have somehow 'made it' i...(Read More)
 
 
Persistence and Flexibility
Persistence and Flexibility (July 1988)
Anthropological Perspectives on the American Jewish Experience
Walter P. Zenner - Editor

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 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 technique...(Read More)
 
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