The Resource Ambivalent embrace : Jewish upward mobility in postwar America, Rachel Kranson, (ebook)

Ambivalent embrace : Jewish upward mobility in postwar America, Rachel Kranson, (ebook)

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Ambivalent embrace : Jewish upward mobility in postwar America
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Ambivalent embrace
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Jewish upward mobility in postwar America
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Rachel Kranson
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eng
Summary
This new cultural history of Jewish life and identity in the United States after World War II focuses on the process of upward mobility. Rachel Kranson challenges the common notion that most American Jews unambivalently celebrated their generally strong growth in economic status and social acceptance during the booming postwar era. In fact, a significant number of Jewish religious, artistic, and intellectual leaders worried about the ascent of large numbers of Jews into the American middle class. Kranson reveals that many Jews were deeply concerned that their lives-affected by rapidly changing political pressures, gender roles, and religious practices-were becoming dangerously disconnected from authentic Jewish values. She uncovers how Jewish leaders delivered jeremiads that warned affluent Jews of hypocrisy and associated "good" Jews with poverty, even at times romanticizing life in America's immigrant slums and Europe's impoverished shtetls. Jewish leaders, while not trying to hinder economic development, thus cemented an ongoing identification with the Jewish heritage of poverty and marginality as a crucial element in an American Jewish ethos
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Midwest
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Kranson, Rachel
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305.892/4073
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Wealth
  • Wealth
  • Wealth
  • Jews
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adult
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Ambivalent embrace : Jewish upward mobility in postwar America, Rachel Kranson, (ebook)
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multicolored
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469635446
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12049074
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remote
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12049074
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MWT12049074
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Ambivalent embrace : Jewish upward mobility in postwar America, Rachel Kranson, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469635446
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12049074
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12049074
System control number
MWT12049074
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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