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Fashioning Jewishness in a Black and White World

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Eric Goldstein; Eric Goldstein

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2007, pp.26-28.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

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

Keywords: Race; Culture; Jewish Identification; Community Relations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States United States


The author compares and contrasts modern examples of young Jews appropriating or borrowing from African-American culture with examples of similar phenomena from generations past. The contemporary phenomenon, the author asserts, is rooted in different circumstances and in a different kind of aspiration.