Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Identities
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Edited by Norman L. Kleeblatt.
This book considers the subject of Jewish identity in the recent work of such artists as Deborah Kass, Rhonda Lieberman, Rona Pondick, Archie Rand, Elaine Reichek, Art Spiegelman, Hannah Wilke, among others within a broader context of influences ranging from nineteenth-century art history to twentieth-century media and pop culture. Essays by major writers explore the historic, cultural, and scientific sources of the construction of Jewish ethnicity, assimilation strategies, and stereotypes, expressed also in past and present ideas of Jewish masculinity and femininity. 187 pages. Paperback.