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Social Science and the Jews: A Research Agenda for the Next Generation

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Publication Date: January 2002

Publisher(s): Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry

Author(s): Calvin Goldscheider

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Social research)

Keywords: World Jews; Academic research

Type: Report


In Contemporary Jewry 23, 196-219. At the Marshall Sklare Memorial Lecture the author focuses on what we should know and sketch out a research agenda that the next generation of scholars should pursue. The author explicitly argues we should not continue with outdated paradigms and limited research methods to understand how the Jewish community is organized, how Jews behave, and what they value.