Wandering Jews, wandering stereotypes: Media representation of the Russian-speaking Jews in the FSU, Israel and Germany

Nelly Elias, Julia Bernstein

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Abstract

The present study compares, for the first time, the images of the Jewish minority in the Former Soviet Union prevailing in the Russian press, and the media images of the Russian-speaking Jews after their immigration to Israel and Germany, thus providing a rare opportunity to investigate the dialectics of the construction of the e minority's images within different ideological, political and cultural contexts: as a "domestic" ethnic minority in post-Soviet Russia, and as a "domesticated" minority in Israel and Germany. Our findings reveal that in the three countries under investigation, the stereotypical images of the Russian-speaking Jews, constructed by the dominant media, reflect the broader changes taking place in every national context, thus fulfilling the majority's need for self-definition. 2007

Original languageEnglish GB
Pages (from-to)15-38
Number of pages24
JournalRelation
Volume2
StatePublished - 24 Sep 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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