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French and Jewish: Culture and the Politics of Identity in Early-Twentieth Century France

Nadia Malinovich

Abstract

This study of Jewish cultural innovation in early twentieth-century France highlights the complexity and ambivalence of Jewish identity and self-definition in the modern world. Following the Dreyfus affair, French Jews increasingly began to question how Jewishness should be defined in a society where Jews enjoyed full political equality. Writers began to explore biblical themes, traditional Jewish folklore, and issues of identity and assimilation. A plethora of new journals focusing on Jewish religion, history, and culture came into being, as did a multitude of associations that emphasized Jew ... More

Keywords: Jewish cultural innovation, Jewish identity, French Jews, Jewishness, Jewish cultural life, France, French national identity, Jewish self-definition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113409
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113409.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nadia Malinovich, author