Re-envisioning Jewish Identities: Reflections on Contemporary Culture in Israel and the Diaspora

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This innovative study shows how the imaginary constructions of self and Other are shaping identification with Jewishness in the twenty-first century. The texts and artworks discussed in this book test a diverse range of ways of identifying as Jews and with the Jewish people, while engaging with postmodern and postcolonial discourses of hybridity and multiculturalism.

This book selects six key areas in which the boundaries of Jewish identities have been interrogated and renegotiated: nation, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and the Holocaust. In each of these areas Sicher explores how major and emerging contemporary writers and artists re-envision the meaning of their identities. Such re-envisioning may be literally visual or metaphorical in the search for expression of artistic self between the conventional paradigms of the past and new ways of thinking.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden; Boston
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Number of pages242
ISBN (Electronic)9004462252, 9789004462243
ISBN (Print)9789004462243, 9004462244
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameBrill's Series in Jewish Studies
ISSN (Electronic)0926-2261

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • History
  • Social Sciences (all)


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