Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism David Biale

ISBN: 9780520211087

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288 pages


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Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism  by  David Biale

Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism by David Biale
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Twelve distinguished historians, political theorists, and literary critics present new perspectives on multiculturalism in this important collection. Central to the essays (all but one is appearing in print for the first time) is the question of howMoreTwelve distinguished historians, political theorists, and literary critics present new perspectives on multiculturalism in this important collection.

Central to the essays (all but one is appearing in print for the first time) is the question of how the Jewish experience can challenge the conventional polar opposition between a majority white monoculture and a marginalized minorities of color multiculture. This book takes issue with such a dichotomy by showing how experiences of American Jews can undo conventional categories. Neither a complaint against multiculturalism by Jews who feel excluded from it, nor a celebration of multiculturalism as the solution to contemporary Jewish problems, Insider/Outsider explores how the Jews anomalous status opens up multicultural history in different and interesting directions.

The goal of the editors has been to transcend the notion of comparative victimology and to show the value of a narrative that does not rely on competing histories of persecution. Readers can discover in these essays arguments that will broaden their understanding of Jewish identity and multicultural theory and will enliven the contemporary debate about American culture generally.



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