Fashioning Jewishness in a Black and White World
Publication Date: January 2007
Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2007, pp.26-28.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Race; Culture; Jewish Identification; Community Relations
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.