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Feeling Jewish (a Book for Just About Anyone)

Feeling Jewish (a Book for Just About Anyone)
Feeling Jewish (a Book for Just About Anyone)
Self-hatred. Guilt. Resentment. Paranoia. Hysteria. Overbearing Mother-Love. In this witty, insightful, and poignant book, Devorah Baum delves into fiction, film, memoir, and psychoanalysis to present a dazzlingly original exploration of a series of feelings famously associated with modern Jews. Reflecting on why Jews have so often been depicted, both by others and by themselves, as prone to “negative” feelings, she queries how negative these feelings really are. And as the pace of globalization leaves countless people feeling more marginalized, uprooted, and existentially threatened, she argues that such “Jewish” feelings are becoming increasingly common to us all.

Ranging from Franz Kafka to Philip Roth, Sarah Bernhardt to Woody Allen, Anne Frank to Nathan Englander, Feeling Jewish bridges the usual fault lines between left and right, insider and outsider, Jew and Gentile, and even Semite and anti-Semite, to offer an indispensable guide for our divisive times.
Feelings, Jewish, Psychoanalysis, Modern Literature, America, Immigration, Modernity, Freud, Feminism, Philip Roth, affect and emotion, Self-Hatred, Guilt, Envy, Hysteria, Paranoia, Anxiety, Mother Love, Performance, Nervousness, Internet
Yale University Press
Baum, Devorah
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Baum, Devorah
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Baum, Devorah (2017) Feeling Jewish (a Book for Just About Anyone) , New Haven. Yale University Press, 296pp.

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Abstract

Self-hatred. Guilt. Resentment. Paranoia. Hysteria. Overbearing Mother-Love. In this witty, insightful, and poignant book, Devorah Baum delves into fiction, film, memoir, and psychoanalysis to present a dazzlingly original exploration of a series of feelings famously associated with modern Jews. Reflecting on why Jews have so often been depicted, both by others and by themselves, as prone to “negative” feelings, she queries how negative these feelings really are. And as the pace of globalization leaves countless people feeling more marginalized, uprooted, and existentially threatened, she argues that such “Jewish” feelings are becoming increasingly common to us all.

Ranging from Franz Kafka to Philip Roth, Sarah Bernhardt to Woody Allen, Anne Frank to Nathan Englander, Feeling Jewish bridges the usual fault lines between left and right, insider and outsider, Jew and Gentile, and even Semite and anti-Semite, to offer an indispensable guide for our divisive times.

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Published date: August 2017
Additional Information: The book comes out in the US in late Aug 2017 and in the UK in early Jan 2018. It is a monograph and so should equal two research outputs. A paperback run will follow the initial hardback run.
Keywords: Feelings, Jewish, Psychoanalysis, Modern Literature, America, Immigration, Modernity, Freud, Feminism, Philip Roth, affect and emotion, Self-Hatred, Guilt, Envy, Hysteria, Paranoia, Anxiety, Mother Love, Performance, Nervousness, Internet
Organisations: English

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Local EPrints ID: 410702
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/410702
PURE UUID: 7e07db2d-ebd9-4ee1-8449-1b6a750a9f7f

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Date deposited: 09 Jun 2017 09:23
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 20:00

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