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The Resource Enforced marginality : Jewish narratives on abandoned wives, Bluma Goldstein

Enforced marginality : Jewish narratives on abandoned wives, Bluma Goldstein

Label
Enforced marginality : Jewish narratives on abandoned wives
Title
Enforced marginality
Title remainder
Jewish narratives on abandoned wives
Statement of responsibility
Bluma Goldstein
Title variation
Jewish narratives on abandoned wives
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This illuminating study explores a central but neglected aspect of modern Jewish history: the problem of abandoned Jewish wives, or <I>agunes </I>("chained wives")--women who under Jewish law could not obtain a divorce--and of the men who deserted them. From seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Germany to late nineteenth-century eastern Europe and twentieth-century United States, <I>Enforced Marginality </I>explores representations of abandoned wives while tracing the demographic movements of Jews in the West. Bluma Goldstein analyzes a range of texts (in Old Yiddish, German, Yiddish, and English) at the intersection of disciplines (history, literature, sociology, and gender studies) to describe the dynamics of power between men and women within traditional communities and to elucidate the full spectrum of experiences abandoned women faced
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Goldstein, Bluma
Index
index present
LC call number
KBM550.5
LC item number
.G65 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agunahs
  • Jewish women
  • Jewish women in literature
  • Jewish literature
Label
Enforced marginality : Jewish narratives on abandoned wives, Bluma Goldstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue : finally out in the open
  • Abandoned wives in Jewish family law : an introduction to the agune
  • Doubly exiled in Germany : abandoned wives in Glikl Hamel's memoirs and Solomon Maimon's autobiography
  • The
  • victims of adventure : abandoned in Abramovitsh's Benjamin the Third and Sholem Aleykhem's Menakhem-Mendl
  • Agunes disappearing in "a gallery of vanished husbands" : retrieving the voices of the abandoned women and children
  • An
  • autobiography of turmoil : abandoned mother, abandoned daughter
Control code
74353879
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 206 pages
Isbn
9781433709777
Lccn
2006035371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)74353879
Label
Enforced marginality : Jewish narratives on abandoned wives, Bluma Goldstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue : finally out in the open
  • Abandoned wives in Jewish family law : an introduction to the agune
  • Doubly exiled in Germany : abandoned wives in Glikl Hamel's memoirs and Solomon Maimon's autobiography
  • The
  • victims of adventure : abandoned in Abramovitsh's Benjamin the Third and Sholem Aleykhem's Menakhem-Mendl
  • Agunes disappearing in "a gallery of vanished husbands" : retrieving the voices of the abandoned women and children
  • An
  • autobiography of turmoil : abandoned mother, abandoned daughter
Control code
74353879
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 206 pages
Isbn
9781433709777
Lccn
2006035371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)74353879

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