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By Jon Stratton

ISBN-10: 0415222079

ISBN-13: 9780415222075

ISBN-10: 0415222087

ISBN-13: 9780415222082

Like many Jews of our iteration, Jon Stratton grew up in a relations extra involved in assimilation than approximately protecting Jewish culture. whereas he may well simply 'pass' between non-Jews, he chanced on himself more and more torn among his worry of no longer belonging and a deeply-felt dedication to his family's past.
Coming Out Jewish examines the original problem of creating an id amid the conflict among ethnicity and conformity. for lots of Jews, the assumption of complete assimilation ended with the Holocaust. however the strain to evolve to the mainstream, Stratton eloquently argues, continues to be strong, specially for people with anglicized names, assimilationist mom and dad, a background of contemporary immigration, or ambivalent studies of themselves as Jews. almost about the paintings of Daniel Boyarin, Ien Ang, and Homi Bhabha, between others, Stratton deals clean research on quite a lot of themes, together with the Jewish origins of pluralism within the US, anti-Semitism in Germany, the Jewishness of sitcoms like Seinfeld, and the Yiddishization of yankee tradition due to the fact that international battle II.
More than a booklet approximately Jews and Jewishness, Coming Out Jewish neatly and effectively mines the Jewish adventure within the West to provide voice to the problems of migration, Diaspora, assimilation and identification that have an effect on these, displaced and 'othered', round the world.

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