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Race, Color, Identity: Rethinking Discourses about Jews in the Twenty-First Century Efraim Sicher

Race, Color, Identity: Rethinking Discourses about Jews in the Twenty-First Century

Efraim Sicher

Published August 21st 2013
ISBN : 9781299777675
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398 pages
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 About the Book 

Advances in genetics are renewing controversies over inherited characteristics, and the discourse around science and technological innovations has taken on racial overtones, such as attributing inherited physiological traits to certain ethnic groups or using DNA testing to determine biological links with ethnic ancestry. This book contributes to the discussion by opening up previously locked concepts of the relation between the terms color, race, and Jews, and by engaging with globalism, multiculturalism, hybridity, and diaspora. The contributors-leading scholars in anthropology, sociology, history, literature, and cultural studies-discuss how it is not merely a question of whether Jews are acknowledged to be interracial, but how to address academic and social discourses that continue to place Jews and others in a race/color category.