Passing Fancies in Jewish American Literature and Culture

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  • Author(s): Judith Ruderman
  • Series:
    Jewish Literature and Culture
  • Publication Information:
    Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press. 2019
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      This scholarly study explores the conflicting forces of assimilation and cultural heritage in literary portrayals of Jewish American identity.In Passing Fancies in Jewish American Literature and Culture Judith Ruderman takes on the fraught question of who passes for Jewish in American literature and culture. In today's contemporary political climate, religious and racial identities are being reconceived as responses to culture and environment, rather than essential qualities. Many Jews continue to hold conflicting ideas about their identity?seeking deep engagement with Jewish history and the experiences of the Jewish people while holding steadfastly to the understanding that identity is fluid and multivalent.Looking at carefully chosen texts from American literature, Ruderman elaborates on the strategies Jews have used to “pass” from the late nineteenth century to the present?nose jobs, renaming, clothing changes, religious and racial reclassification, and even playing baseball. While traversing racial and religious identities has always been a feature of America's nation of immigrants, Ruderman shows how the complexities of identity formation and deformation are critically relevant during this important cultural moment.
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      9780253036957. 9780253036964. 9780253036988. 9780253036971. 9780253036995.
    • Accession Number:
      1080520508
    • Accession Number:
      1991505
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    • ABNT:
      JUDITH RUDERMAN. Passing Fancies in Jewish American Literature and Culture. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2019. ISBN 9780253036957. Disponível em: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1991505. Acesso em: 29 nov. 2022.
    • AMA 11th Edition:
      Judith Ruderman. Passing Fancies in Jewish American Literature and Culture. Indiana University Press; 2019. Accessed November 29, 2022. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1991505
    • APA 7th Edition:
      Judith Ruderman. (2019). Passing Fancies in Jewish American Literature and Culture. Indiana University Press.
    • Chicago 17th Edition:
      Judith Ruderman. 2019. Passing Fancies in Jewish American Literature and Culture. Jewish Literature and Culture. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1991505.
    • Harvard:
      Judith Ruderman (2019) Passing Fancies in Jewish American Literature and Culture. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press (Jewish Literature and Culture). Available at: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1991505 (Accessed: 29 November 2022).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Judith Ruderman 2019, Passing Fancies in Jewish American Literature and Culture, Jewish Literature and Culture, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana, viewed 29 November 2022, .
    • MLA 9th Edition:
      Judith Ruderman. Passing Fancies in Jewish American Literature and Culture. Indiana University Press, 2019. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1991505.
    • Chicago 17th Edition:
      Judith Ruderman. Passing Fancies in Jewish American Literature and Culture. Jewish Literature and Culture. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2019. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1991505.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Judith Ruderman. Passing Fancies in Jewish American Literature and Culture [Internet]. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press; 2019 [cited 2022 Nov 29]. (Jewish Literature and Culture). Available from: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1991505