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

Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher: Association for the Sociology of Religion

Author(s): Debra Kaufman; Harriet Hartman

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: World Jews; Identity formation; Academic research

Type: Report


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.