The Routledge Handbook to Contemporary Jewish Cultures explores the diversity of Jewish cultures and ways of investigating them, presenting the different methodologies, arguments and challenges within the discipline. Divided into themed sections, this book considers in turn:
How the individual terms "Jewish" and "culture" are defined, looking at perspectives from Anthropology, Music, Literary Studies, Sociology, Religious Studies, History, Art History, and Film, Television, and New Media Studies.
How Jewish cultures are theorized, looking at key themes regarding power, textuality, religion/secularity, memory, bodies, space and place, and networks.
Case studies in contemporary Jewish cultures.
With essays by leading scholars in Jewish culture, this book offers a clear overview of the field and offers exciting new directions for the future.
Laurence Roth is Professor of English and Jewish Studies at Susquehanna University, USA.
Nadia Valman is Senior Lecturer in English at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.