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Meyers, Helene
Identity papers : contemporary narratives of American Jewishness / Helene Meyers
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PS153.J4 M48 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism
Jews in literature
Judaism and literature -- United States
Jews -- United States -- Identity
Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
Physical Description viii, 239 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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?
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