Download e-book for iPad: American Jewish Films: The Search for Identity by Lawrence J. Epstein

By Lawrence J. Epstein

ISBN-10: 0786469625

ISBN-13: 9780786469628

this can be a thematic survey of yank movies with major Jewish content material that made a major assertion approximately the US. either widely used and lesser identified movies are incorporated. An advent discusses why American Jews have been interested in motion pictures as audiences, performers and enterprise humans, and evaluates how movies support audiences take into consideration their lives. The ebook then specializes in topics and consultant and demanding motion pictures, putting them of their cultural contexts. one of many facets of yank Jewish lifestyles introduced out through the flicks regularly is the tensions among an American and a Jewish id and among a Jewish identification and a broader human id. different topics are assimilation and acculturation, interfaith kin, Israel, marriage and kin family members, the function of ladies, Jews and American politics, and anti–Semitism together with the Holocaust.

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