Jews and Non-Jews: Memories and Interactions from the by Lucyna Aleksandrowicz-Pedich, Jacek Partyka

By Lucyna Aleksandrowicz-Pedich, Jacek Partyka

The e-book provides new stories of thoughts and interactions among Jews and non-Jews to the ancient and cultural learn in this subject. It gathers in a single quantity the result of paintings by way of students from numerous nations, whereas the subjects of the articles conceal numerous disciplines: heritage, sociology, psychology, literary and language reports. the explicit issues check with the cultures and interactions with non-Jews in locations akin to Kiev, Vienna, eire, Springfield, Sosúa in addition to mirror upon interactions in literary texts via Czesław Milosz and different Polish writers, a few modern Jewish-American novelists and South American writers. eventually there are texts pertaining to the event of the Holocaust and the post-Holocaust trauma in addition to German-Israeli and Polish-Jewish family and background.

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2–4). Jewish immigrants, meanwhile, rapidly built up their own, close-knit social and communal infrastructure, which was insular and relatively traditional in outlook. Although most became naturalized British citizens and had daily contact with non-Jewish neighbors and clients, they appear to have remained primarily defined by their Jewish identity and, as has been noted above, to have kept their distance from non-Jews owing to the lack of common ground (Wynn, “The History” chap. 2–4, Ó Gráda).

Their dealing with political issues on the stages – and probably in other fields of popular culture as well, and consequently their participation in contemporary discourse – indicates that Jews active in popular culture were strongly enmeshed in the texture of contemporary Viennese society. They helped to shape society at large and, implicitly, Jewish culture as well. Consequently, to leave them out distorts any historical account of Viennese Jews. As I mentioned it above, the proposed overlap of high and popular culture allows for an exploration of parallels between the two realms.

Non-Jews – a perspective that also must be questioned. In addition, the term acculturation conceives of Jews as comprising a minority that has to accommodate to the predominant cultural standards in order to be accepted as members of society at large. ” Leo Baeck Institute Year Book XLIII (1998). 315–322. ): Juden, Bürger, Deutsche. Zur Geschichte von Vielfalt und Differenz 1800–1933. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2001. ) This understanding of cultural adaptation neglects indications that cultural processes are generated by all members of a society, which is to say, by both Jews and non-Jews.

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