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The Resource Race, rights, and recognition : Jewish American literature since 1969, Dean J. Franco

Race, rights, and recognition : Jewish American literature since 1969, Dean J. Franco

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Race, rights, and recognition : Jewish American literature since 1969
Title
Race, rights, and recognition
Title remainder
Jewish American literature since 1969
Statement of responsibility
Dean J. Franco
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Race, Rights, and Recognition, Dean J. Franco explores the work of recent Jewish American writers, many of whom have taken unpopular stances on social issues, distancing themselves from the politics and public practice of multiculturalism. While these writers explore the same themes of group-based rights and recognition that preoccupy Latino, African American, and Native American writers, they are generally suspicious of group identities and are more likely to adopt postmodern distancing techniques than to presume to speak for "their people." Ranging from Philip Roth's scandalous 1969 novel Portnoy's Complaint to Gary Shteyngart's Absurdistan in 2006, the literature Franco examines in this book is at once critical of and deeply invested in the problems of race and the rise of multicultural philosophies and policies in America. Franco argues that from the formative years of multiculturalism (1965-1975), Jewish writers probed the ethics and not just the politics of civil rights and cultural recognition; this perspective arose from a stance of keen awareness of the limits and possibilities of consensus-based civil and human rights. Contemporary Jewish writers are now responding to global problems of cultural conflict and pluralism and thinking through the challenges and responsibilities of cosmopolitanism. Indeed, if the United States is now correctly-if cautiously-identifying itself as a post-ethnic nation, it may be said that Jewish writing has been well ahead of the curve in imagining what a post-ethnic future might look like and in critiquing the social conventions of race and ethnicity
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franco, Dean J.
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Jews in literature
  • Jews
  • Judaism and literature
  • Judaism and literature
  • Judaism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Jews in literature
  • Jews
  • Judaism and literature
  • Judaism in literature
  • United States
  • Literatur
  • Juden
  • USA
  • Amerikansk litteratur
  • Intellektuellt liv
  • Judendom i litteraturen
  • Judiska författare
Label
Race, rights, and recognition : Jewish American literature since 1969, Dean J. Franco
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the politics and ethics of Jewish American literature and criticism -- Portnoy's complaint : it's about race, not sex (even the sex is about race) -- Re-reading Cynthia Ozick : pluralism, postmodernism, and the multicultural encounter -- The new, new pluralism : religion, community, and secularity in Allegra Goodman's Kaaterskill Falls -- Recognition and effacement in Lore Segal's Her first American -- Responsibility unveiled : Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul -- Globalization's complaint : Gary Shteyngart's Absurdistan and the culture of culture -- Epilogue : less Absurdistan, more Boyle Heights
Control code
ocn797834378
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801464010
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801464010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rgnz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797834378
Label
Race, rights, and recognition : Jewish American literature since 1969, Dean J. Franco
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the politics and ethics of Jewish American literature and criticism -- Portnoy's complaint : it's about race, not sex (even the sex is about race) -- Re-reading Cynthia Ozick : pluralism, postmodernism, and the multicultural encounter -- The new, new pluralism : religion, community, and secularity in Allegra Goodman's Kaaterskill Falls -- Recognition and effacement in Lore Segal's Her first American -- Responsibility unveiled : Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul -- Globalization's complaint : Gary Shteyngart's Absurdistan and the culture of culture -- Epilogue : less Absurdistan, more Boyle Heights
Control code
ocn797834378
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801464010
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801464010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rgnz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797834378

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