Description: Jewish Feminism
In the last four decades hundreds of books and essays have been published on women, gender, and Jewish Studies. However, much of this scholarship has not been adequately theorized or contextualized. A frequent complaint in Jewish Women’s Studies addresses the lack of dialogue and communication with women’s and gender studies in general. This book considers Jewish Women’s Studies...
Esther Fuchs
Lexington Books
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Description: Jewish Feminism
In an anthology entitled Judaism Since Gender the editors claim to have inaugurated a new era in Jewish Studies, one that considers gender as a primary category of Jewish identity.1 The editors present their collection as a theoretical breakthrough in Jewish Studies, a field they describe as positivist,...
Esther Fuchs
Lexington Books
12,585
Description: Jewish Feminism
In this chapter, I will focus on the ways in which the liberal frame of reference has defined, constrained, and limited the transformative potential of Jewish feminist scholarship. This frame, as I discussed in the introduction, is based on what de Lauretis identified...
Esther Fuchs
Lexington Books
24,749
Description: Jewish Feminism
Jews and Feminism: The Ambivalent Search for Home is the first and so far only book-length attempt to come to theoretical terms with Jewish...
Esther Fuchs
Lexington Books
10,759
Description: Jewish Feminism
In this chapter I will outline what I consider to be the current masculinist framing of Jewish feminism in what has come to be known as the new Jewish Studies. Unlike disciplinary Jewish Studies scholars, the new scholars acknowledge and even claim feminist positions explicitly, impugn both traditional patriarchal self-privileging...
Esther Fuchs
Lexington Books
23,726
Description: Jewish Feminism
Gender entered Holocaust studies in its essentialist sense as a reference to (all) “women” in contradistinction to (all) “men.” This meaning dating back to the mid-1980s when the first theoretical articles began to appear was taken for granted by scholars who began to search for differences between the...
Esther Fuchs
Lexington Books
10,677
Description: Jewish Feminism
Esther Fuchs
Lexington Books
8,257
Description: Jewish Feminism
androgyny, 131, 138
Esther Fuchs
Lexington Books
2,898
Description: Jewish Feminism
Esther Fuchs served as assistant professor of Hebrew literature in the Department of Oriental Studies (Hebrew) at the University of Texas at Austin (1979–1985), and as associate and full professor in the Near Eastern Studies and Judaic Studies Department at the University of Arizona in Tucson (1985–2010). She is the author...
Esther Fuchs
Lexington Books
234
Description: Jewish Feminism
Feminist Studies and Sacred Texts makes available innovative and provocative research on the interface of feminist studies and sacred texts. Books in the series are grounded in religious studies perspectives, theories, and methodologies, while engaging with the wide spectrum of feminist studies, including women’s studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, masculinity studies, and...
Esther Fuchs
Lexington Books
263