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Material culture and Jewish thought in America

Ken Koltun-Fromm

Material culture and Jewish thought in America

by Ken Koltun-Fromm

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington and Indianapolis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Judaism -- United States,
  • Jews -- United States -- Identity,
  • Jews -- United States -- Intellectual life,
  • Jews -- Cultural assimilation -- United States,
  • United States -- Civilization -- Jewish influences

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementKen Koltun-Fromm.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBM205 .K65 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23981297M
    ISBN 109780253354549, 9780253221834
    LC Control Number2009052337

    She has also written on Popular Bohemia: Modernism and Urban Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris, which traces the popular roots of aesthetic modernism in bohemian culture. Her most recent book, The Invisible Jewish Budapest: The Genesis of a Metropolitan Culture at the Fin de Siècle explores Jewish commercial entertainment and popular culture Phone: () Allied to material culture is folk art, which can be defined as the use of physical items in the production of symbolic and aesthetic works by untrained artists. Folk art takes a variety of forms: painting, sculpture, multimedia displays, and assemblages, as well as the decorative aspects of otherwise utilitarian objects.

    This is our Jewish gift, or the dues we pay, to American, not to Jewish, culture. Jewish-English culture offers only, and can only offer, “menorah-products” in every color and flavor, which are not necessarily a “delight to the eyes” [5] nor a “sweet savor” to the nostrils. . Jason Lustig Archives, Bible, Early Modern Jewish History, History of the Book, Jewish History, Modern Jewish History, Roundtable Listen to a roundtable discussion on the materiality of Jewish culture with B Buncic, David Sclar, Nathan Mastnjack, and Jason Lustig, who in have been Harry Starr Fellows in Judaica at Harvard.

    Hasia Diner joins us to talk about the big issues that have driven the field of American Jewish history and her work in particular, how we understand American Jewish history in two contexts—in the context of Jewish history as a whole, and within the framework of American history—and also how the field has changed, what lies ahead, and why it matters today. Ken Koltun-Fromm: Material Culture and Jewish Thought Article in Jewish History 25() November with 3 Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Erik Greenberg.


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"[This book] offers a bracing insight into the current, vibrant state of American Jewish studies.7/16/10" (Josh Lambert Forward) "Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America invites us to re-examine a range of religious-philosophical sources, for which we should be grateful."Cited by: 7.

How Jews think about and work with objects is the subject of this fascinating study of the interplay between material culture and Jewish thought. Ken Koltun-Fromm draws from philosophy, cultural studies, literature, psychology, film, and photography to portray the vibrancy and richness of.

"Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America invites us to re-examine a range of religious-philosophical sources, for which we should be grateful." Jewish Book World "[This book] offers a bracing insight into the current, vibrant state of American Author: Ken Koltun-Fromm.

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It analyzes Mordecai Kaplan's obsession with journal writing. “Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America invites us to re-examine a range of religious-philosophical sources, for which we should be grateful.” — Jewish Book World “Koltun-Fromm brings a synthetic approach, and thus, fresh air, to what has too long remained a.

Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America (review) Kalman P. Bland; American Jewish History; Johns Hopkins University Press; Vol Number 1, March ; pp. ; /ajh; Review ; View Citation; Additional Information. Get this from a library.

Material culture and Jewish thought in America. [Ken Koltun-Fromm] -- How Jews think about and work with objects is the subject of this fascinating study of the interplay between material culture and Jewish thought.

Ken Koltun-Fromm draws from philosophy, cultural. This pilot project, aimed at creating models for the development of a field, will bring five visiting scholars to the Bard Graduate Center between and Each will be in residence for a semester, during which they will teach a graduate seminar, deliver a series of public lectures, and curate a series of response talks.

All of this will feed into a published version of the lectures, to. Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America, by Ken Koltun- Fromm, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp.

$ Ken Koltun-Fromm's fascinating account of American Jewish thinkers' engagement with material culture explores a subject largely commanded by social historians, such as Jenna Joselit, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, and others. Thinking Jewish Culture in America argues that Jewish thought extends our awareness and deepens the complexity of American Jewish culture.

This volume stretches the disciplinary boundaries of Jewish thought so that it can productively engage expanding arenas of culture by drawing Jewish thought into the orbit of cultural : Hardcover.

Books shelved as material-culture: The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, The Refinement.

How do Jewish Americans use and think about objects, rituals and performance when expressing their identities. In his new book, Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America—released in April by Indiana University Press—Professor of Religion Ken Koltun-Fromm addresses this question, drawing on examples from philosophy, literature, psychology, film and photography.

"Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America" published on 01 Jan by Brill. Material culture studies as an academic field grew along the field of anthropology and so began by studying non-Western material culture.

All too often, it was a way of putting material culture into categories in such a way that marginalized and hierarchized the cultures from which they came. During the "golden age" of museum-going, material cultures were used to show the supposed evolution of.

(shelved 2 times as jewish-culture) avg rating —ratings — published Want to Read saving. He is author of several books including Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America (IUP, ).

Reviews “By turning his attention to how American Jewish thinkers appealed to visual metaphors to affirm Jewish authenticity, Ken Koltun-Fromm sheds new light on an important topic.

Pakn Treger tried to do over all those decades what this book tried to do: Find compelling material from Yiddish culture, and bring it to the attention of an English-language audience. We got down from the shelves 40 years of the magazine. And we started to highlight. He is the author of four books, including Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America and Imagining Jewish Authenticity: Vision and Text in American Jewish Thought.

VP-Membership: Jeffrey Shoulson (University of Connecticut) is the Vice Provost for Academic Operations at the University of Connecticut. This lavishly illustrated book investigates the history and meaning of Christian material culture in America over the last years. Drawing on a rich array of historical sources and on in-depth interviews with Protestants, Catholics, and Mormons, Colleen McDannell examines the relationship between religion and mass consumption.

He has published three books, Moses Hess and Modern Jewish Identity (), Abraham Geiger’s Liberal Judaism: Personal Meaning and Religious Authority (), and Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America (), and one edited volume, Thinking Jewish Culture in America ().

My new book, Imagining Jewish Authenticity: Vision and Text. Jewish culture is the culture of the Jewish people from the formation of the Jewish nation in ancient Israel through life in the diaspora and the modern state of Israel.

Judaism guides its adherents in both practice and belief, so that it has been called not only a religion, but an orthopraxy. Not all individuals or all cultural phenomena can be classified as either "secular" or "religious", a. Thinking Jewish Culture in America.

Edited by Ken Koltun-Fromm. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, viii + pp. Drawn from a symposium held at Haverford College to honor the scholarship of Arnold Eisen, the chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, this set of eleven essays (with a postscript by the honoree) tackles one of the most elusive and absorbing issues .The subject of sustained study at the university level as well as a social bond, a wellspring of words, the stuff of material culture, Yiddish has assumed new forms in the New World.

While it’s true that the use of Yiddish in contemporary America is significantly different Author: Jenna Weissman Joselit.