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Jewish Life and American Culture (SUNY series in American Jewish Society in the 1990s), Fishman, Sylvia Barack
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Author Name:    Fishman, Sylvia Barack

Title:   Jewish Life and American Culture (SUNY series in American Jewish Society in the 1990s)

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    SUNY Press 

ISBN Number:   0791445461 / 9780791445464

Seller ID:   ING9780791445464

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Jews in the United States are uniquely American in their connections to Jewish religion and ethnicity. Sylvia Barack Fishman in her groundbreaking book, Jewish Life and American Culture, shows that contemporary Jews have created a hybrid new form of Judaism, merging American values and behaviors with those from historical Jewish traditions.

Fishman introduces a new concept called coalescence, an adaptation technique through which Jews merge American and Jewish elements.

The author generates data from diverse sources in the social sciences and humanities, including the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey and other statistical studies, interviews and focus groups, popular and material culture, literature and film, to demonstrate the pervasiveness of coalescence.



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