Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and History

Hardcover | December 11, 2012

EditorRichard I. Cohen

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Continuing its distinguished tradition of focusing on central political, sociological, and cultural issues of Jewish life in the last century, Volume XXVI of the annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry examines the visual revolution that has overtaken Jewish cultural life in the twentieth centuryonwards, with special attention given to the evolution of Jewish museums. Bringing together leading curators and scholars, Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and History treats various forms of Jewish representation in museums in Europe and the United States before the Second World War andinquires into the nature and proliferation of Jewish museums following the Holocaust and the fall of Communism in Western and Eastern Europe. In addition, a pair of essays dedicated to six exhibitions that took place in Israel in 2008 to mark six decades of Israeli art raises significant issues onthe relationship between art and gender, and art and politics. An introductory essay highlights the dramatic transformation in the appreciation of the visual in Jewish culture. The scope of the symposium offers one of the first scholarly attempts to treat this theme in several countries. Also featured in this volume are a provocative essay on the nature of antisemitism in twentieth-century English society; review essays on Jewish fundamentalism and recent works on the subject of the Holocaust in occupied Soviet territories; and reviews of new titles in Jewish Studies..

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Continuing its distinguished tradition of focusing on central political, sociological, and cultural issues of Jewish life in the last century, Volume XXVI of the annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry examines the visual revolution that has overtaken Jewish cultural life in the twentieth centuryonwards, with special attention given to th...

Richard I. Cohen is Paulette and Claude Kelman Chair in French Jewry Studies and head of the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His works include The Burden of Conscience: French-Jewish Leadership during the Holocaust, Jewish Icons: Art and Society in Modern Europe, and From Court...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:December 11, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Richard I. Cohen: The Visual Revolution in Jewish Life -- An OverviewMichael Korey: Displaying Judaica in 18th-Century Central Europe: A Non-Jewish CuriosityTobias Metzler: Collecting Community: The Berlin Jewish Museum as Narrator between Past and Present, 1906-1939Inka Bertz: Jewish Museums in the Federal Republic of GermanyRuth Ellen Gruber: Post-trauma "Precious Legacies": Jewish Museums in Eastern Europe after the Holocaust and before the Fall of CommunismRobin Ostow: From Wandering Jew to Immigrant Ethnic: Musealizing Jewish ImmigrationRuth Direktor: Six Exhibitions, Six Decades: Toward the Recanonization of Contemporary Israeli ArtOsnat Zukerman Rechter: In Between Past and Future: Time and Relatedness in the Six Decades ExhibitionsLisa Saltzman: A Matrix of Matrilineal Memory in the Museum: Charlotte Salomon and Chantal Akerman in BerlinAbigail Glogower and Margaret Olin: Between Two Worlds: Ghost Stories under Glass in Vienna and ChicagoFelicitas Heimann-Jelinek: Thoughts on the Role of a European Jewish Museum in the 21st CenturyEssay:Elliott Horowitz: "The Forces of Darkness": Leonard Woolf, Isaiah Berlin, and English AntisemitismReview Essays:Chaim I. Waxman: It's Not All Religious FundamentalismKiril Feferman: One Step before the Abyss: Recent Scholarship on the Jews in Occupied Soviet Territories during the Second World WarBook Reviews