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The Jew's Body

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Drawing on a wealth of medical and historical materials, Sander Gilman sketches details of the anti-Semitic rhetoric about the Jewish body and mind, including medical and popular depictions of the Jewish voice, feet, and nose. Case studies illustrate how Jews have responded to such public misconceptions as the myth of the cloven foot and Jewish flat-footedness, the ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published October 10th 1991 by Routledge (first published January 1st 1991)
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gilman theorizes the emodiment of jewish ethnicity, religiosity and culture--or at least he helps explain the damage that such embodiment has created and the antisemitism it has both contributed to and reflects
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