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New Perspectives in German Political Studies

The New German Jewry and the European Context

The Return of the European Jewish Diaspora

Editors: Bodemann, Y. (Ed.)

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Departing from the recent critical literature on the emergence of a new German Jewry, this volume proposes a new perspective on the post-1980s phenomenon of re-emerging Jewish culture in Germany as a case study for wider developments in Europe and the international context.

About the authors

Y. MICHAL BODEMANN is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Canada. His major publications include A Jewish Family in Germany Today: An Intimate Portrait and Jews, Germans, Memory: Reconstructions of Jewish Life in Germany (editor), plus two volumes in German, Gedächtnistheater: Die jüdische Gemeinschaft und ihre deutsche Erfindung, which was listed on the German book critics list of ten best non-fiction books, and In den Wogen der Erinnerung: Jüdische Existenz in Deutschland

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'This superb volume is the first to explore the contemporary return of a positive diasporic Jewish tradition in a variety of countries and contexts. Arguing that, Israel no longer serves as the "centre" of Jewish life, the authors investigate how Jews have revitalized Jewish culture and to some extent Jewish politics outside of Israel. Among its fascinating themes is a lively discussion of how German Turks and German Jews are engaged in a mutual rewriting of their respective narratives. This is a well-conceived and above all timely book about how the Jewish world is being redefined in today's Europe and America.' - Anson Rabinbach, Professor of History, Princeton University, USA

'The New German Jewry and the European Context is not only a comprehensive and scrutinizing historical and sociological study of the development of post-war Jewry in Germany, but also a courageous plea for a new beginning for Jewish culture in Europe. Having been in the shadow of the US and Israel for years, European Jewry - with its core in Germany - is now turning into a forerunner of a new European identity. However, this book and its contributors keep a critical distance from the object of their interest and give realistic perspectives about the chances and risks of the new German-Jewish, European-Jewish project. Even the sceptics will have to read it: there will be no better account of Germany's Jews for years to come. Whoever wants to understand Germany and its Jews has to read this book.' - Micha Brumlik, Professor of Education, Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany and author of 'Kritik des Zionismus'


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: the Return of the European Jewish Diaspora

    Pages 1-9

    Bodemann, Y. Michal

  • Can One Reconcile the Jewish World and Europe?

    Pages 13-32

    Pinto, Diana

  • Residues of Empire: the Paradigmatic Meaning of Jewish Trans-territorial Experience for an Integrated European History

    Pages 33-49

    Diner, Dan

  • Can the Experience of Diaspora Judaism Serve as a Model for Islam in Today’s Multicultural Europe?

    Pages 53-72

    Gilman, Sander

  • Learning Diaspora: German Turks and the Jewish Narrative

    Pages 73-97

    Bodemann, Y. Michal (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New German Jewry and the European Context
Book Subtitle
The Return of the European Jewish Diaspora
Editors
  • Y. Bodemann
Series Title
New Perspectives in German Political Studies
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-58290-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230582903
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-52107-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35606-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 211
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