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American Jewish Films: The Search for Identity by Lawrence J. Epstein PDF

By Lawrence J. Epstein

ISBN-10: 0786469625

ISBN-13: 9780786469628

this can be a thematic survey of yankee motion pictures with major Jewish content material that made an incredible assertion approximately the United States. either everyday and lesser identified motion pictures are incorporated. An creation discusses why American Jews have been drawn to movies as audiences, performers and enterprise humans, and evaluates how movies aid audiences take into consideration their lives. The booklet then makes a speciality of topics and consultant and critical motion pictures, putting them of their cultural contexts. one of many features of yank Jewish existence introduced out through the flicks more often than not is the tensions among an American and a Jewish identification and among a Jewish identification and a broader human identification. different topics are assimilation and acculturation, interfaith relatives, Israel, marriage and kin family members, the position of ladies, Jews and American politics, and anti–Semitism together with the Holocaust.

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