Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History

TitleJewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
Series EditorBaader, Benjamin Maria, Paul Frederick Lerner, and Sharon Gillerman
Number of Pages254
PublisherIndiana University Press
City, CountryBloomington
Abstract

Stereotyped as delicate and feeble intellectuals, Jewish men in German-speaking lands in fact developed a rich and complex spectrum of male norms, models, and behaviors. Jewish Masculinities explores conceptions and experiences of masculinity among Jews in Germany from the 16th through the late 20th century as well as emigrants to North America, Palestine, and Israel. The volume examines the different worlds of students, businessmen, mohels, ritual slaughterers, rabbis, performers, and others, shedding new light on the challenge for Jewish men of balancing German citizenship and cultural affiliation with Jewish communal solidarity, religious practice, and identity. [From the publisher.]

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