Travels in Jewish Anthropology
Publication Date: October 2003
Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies
Author(s): Matti Bunzl
Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall/Winter 2003, pp.14-16.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Academic Research; Higher Education; Jewish Culture
Coverage: United States
The author claims that every Jewish Studies program needs an anthropologist. He argues that anthropologists are uniquely positioned to enhance Jewish studies pedagogy. In particular, he sees three domains where anthropological expertise can make a real difference: comparison, ethnography, and focus on the present.