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Decentering the Study of Jewish Identity: Opening the Dialogue with Other Religious Groups

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Association for the Sociology of Religion

Author(s): Debra Kaufman; Harriet Hartman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Multiculturalism and cultural relations)
Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: World Jews; Identity formation; Academic research

Type: Report

Abstract:

In: Sociology of Religion 67/4, 365-385. This article focuses on Jewish identity as a way of raising questions about the relationship between religiosity and ethnicity; the dialectical nature of assimilation; and the methodological implications raised by defining identity subjectively or objectively for both qualitative and quantitative research.