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What does the Jew stand for in modern culture? The conscious or unconscious, often hysterical repetition of myths and exaggerations, and the repertory of cliches, fantasies and phobias surrounding the stereotypes of the Jew and the Jewess, have meant that they are figures frequently represented both in the world of literature and art and in the industries of popular cultur ...more
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Published March 1st 1996 by Thames & Hudson
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This book is a collection of essays on the perception of Jewishness in modern culture. It is not limited to one aspect of Jewish existence, such as Jews' religious traditions or their history as a nation. Nor is it limited to any one discipline, but covers many: art, literature, music, theatre, history, politics, economics, psychology, architecture and others. In this sense, the book is impressively interdisciplinary.

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