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The Resource Social science and the politics of modern Jewish identity, Mitchell B. Hart

Social science and the politics of modern Jewish identity, Mitchell B. Hart

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Social science and the politics of modern Jewish identity
Title
Social science and the politics of modern Jewish identity
Statement of responsibility
Mitchell B. Hart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The author locates the initial impetus for an organized, institutionalized Jewish social science in the Zionist movement, as Zionists looked to the social sciences to provide them with the knowledge of contemporary Jewish life deemed necessary for nationalist revival. In particular, the social sciences offered empirical evidence of the ambiguous condition of Jewry in the diaspora. Social science also charted emancipation and assimilation, which were viewed as disintegrative agents for the dissolution of Jewish identity, and hence as a threat to the Jewish future. For Zionists, nationalism offered the means to reverse the process of dissolution. Yet Zionists were not alone in turning to the social sciences to advance their political agenda. This study also examines the involvement of non-Zionists in Jewish social science, focusing on the way liberal, assimilationist scholars utilized social science data to demonstrate the continuing viability of Jewish life in the diaspora."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hart, Mitchell Bryan
Dewey number
305.8924
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS140
LC item number
.H37 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stanford series in Jewish history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
Label
Social science and the politics of modern Jewish identity, Mitchell B. Hart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Wir mussen mehr wissen": Institutional and Ideological Foundations of a Jewish Statistics
  • The Bureau for Jewish Statistics and the Development of Jewish Social Science 1904-1931
  • The Wages of Modernity: Fertility, Intermarriage, and the Debate over Jewish Decline
  • The Pathological Circle: Medical Images and Statistics in Jewish Social Science
  • The Diaspora as Cure: Non-Zionist Uses of Social Science
  • Measuring and Picturing Jews: Racial Anthropology and Iconography
  • National Economy and the Debate over Jewish Regeneration
Control code
42968071
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780804738248
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99059745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Social science and the politics of modern Jewish identity, Mitchell B. Hart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Wir mussen mehr wissen": Institutional and Ideological Foundations of a Jewish Statistics
  • The Bureau for Jewish Statistics and the Development of Jewish Social Science 1904-1931
  • The Wages of Modernity: Fertility, Intermarriage, and the Debate over Jewish Decline
  • The Pathological Circle: Medical Images and Statistics in Jewish Social Science
  • The Diaspora as Cure: Non-Zionist Uses of Social Science
  • Measuring and Picturing Jews: Racial Anthropology and Iconography
  • National Economy and the Debate over Jewish Regeneration
Control code
42968071
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780804738248
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99059745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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