Ambivalent embrace : Jewish upward mobility in postwar America

"This new cultural history of Jewish life and identity in the United States after World War II focuses on the process of upward mobility. ... challenges the common notion that most American Jews unambivalently celebrated their generally strong growth in economic status and social acceptance dur...

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Main Author: Kranson, Rachel (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Chapel Hill N.C. The University of North Carolina Press [2017]
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B USA / Jews / Social ascent / Middle class / History 1945-1970
Further subjects:B Wealth Religious aspects Judaism
B Jews
B United States
B Wealth Moral and ethical aspects
B Jews United States Identity
B Jews United States Attitudes
B Wealth Psychological aspects
B Jews United States Social conditions
B Wealth
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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. ... 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"--
Materially poor, spiritually rich: poverty in the postwar Jewish imagination -- What now supports Jewish liberalism?: upward mobility and Jewish political identity -- Pathfinders' predicament: negotiating middle-class Judaism -- What kind of job is that for a nice Jewish boy?: masculinity in an upwardly mobile community -- Hadassah makes you important: debating middle-class Jewish femininity -- From generation to generation: the Jewish counterculture's critique of affluence
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1469635437