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Twenty-First Century Yiddishism : Language, Identity, and the New Jewish Studies (Hardcover)

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Drawing on sociolinguistics and cultural studies, Twenty-First Century Yiddishism examines transnational critical debates about teaching Yiddish over the last hundred years. It looks at the ways a contested pedagogical terrain comes to define a minority language''s on-going resources of cultural and ideological resilience. From the inaugural international academic conference on the language held in 1908 in the Austro-Hungarian empire to the rise of Yiddish home-schooling and the surge of interest as a subject of secondary language study in recent years, the status, turf-sharing conflicts and pedagogical frictions surrounding the shuttling of Yiddish back-and-forth reveal a fraught yet surprisingly dynamic situation. Through historical and comparative analysis - including archival work, surveys, interviews, close textual reading, discourse analysis, and ideological critique - the author reports on three critical case-studies for the language''s futurity: ultra-orthodox Jewry in the UK, "h


Publisher Sussex Academic Pr
Mfg Part# 9781845194062
SKU 213457585
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1845194063
Release Date 3/1/2012
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