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Author Fishman, Sylvia Barack
Title Jewish Life and American Culture
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 2000
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Descript 1 online resource (263 pages)
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Series SUNY Series in American Jewish Society in The 1990s Ser
SUNY Series in American Jewish Society in The 1990s Ser
Note Front Matter -- Half Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Table of Contents -- TABLES AND FIGURES -- FOREWORD -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION: ANALYZING THE EVIDENCE -- An Interdisciplinary Methodology -- Constructing Contemporary Jewish Identity -- Compartmentalization: One Model for American-Jewish Negotiations -- Coalescence: An Alternative Strategy for Coping with Conflict -- COALESCING AMERICAN AND JEWISH VALUES -- Relocated Boundaries and Contemporary Social Trends -- Incorporating Egalitarianism into American Judaisms -- Egalitarian Visions of Orthodox Life -- Egalitarianism and Coalescence within Conservative Judaism -- Free Choice and Reform Coalescence -- Reaction, Boundary Resealing-and Hidden Coalescence -- Signaling New Trends -- TRACING EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL PATTERNS -- Sacred and Secular Education as Cultural Values -- Secular Educational Achievement -- Occupational Status and Labor Force Participation -- Labor Force Participation among Jewish Women -- New Cultural Contexts for Jewish Lives -- LEARNING ABOUT JEWISH EDUCATION -- Education as Liturgical Expression and Social Strategy -- Societal Changes and Shifting Jewish Educational Emphases -- Contemporary Jewish Education: Diversity of Jewish Educational Levels -- Informal Jewish Education Currently Linked to Formal Schooling -- Education from Generation to Generation -- Families Who Say No to Jewish Education -- Women's New Roles in Jewish Schooling -- Jewish Women's Scholarship -- Adult Education Initiatives Gaining Popularity -- Is "Being There" Enough? -- EDUCATING FOR JEWISH LIVING -- Diverse Patterns among American-Jewish Subgroups -- Jewish and Secular Education Complementary Forces for Continuity -- Impact of Jewish Education -- Early Childhood Jewish Education -- Educating Jewish Teens and Young Adults
Education and the Future of the American-Jewish Community -- FORMING JEWISH HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES -- Family Values in Traditional Jewish Societies -- Contemporary Jewish Marriage and Fertility -- Dual-Career Jewish Households -- Divorced Individuals and Family Units -- Unmarried Jews and Their Households -- Elderly Jews -- Later Childbirth, Longer Lives Equal More Sandwich-Generation Jews -- Jewish Gay and Lesbian Households -- Abusive Households -- Relocating Gender and Ethnic Boundaries -- Contemporary Jewish Family Values -- OBSERVING RELIGIOUS ENVIRONMENTS IN JEWISH HOMES -- Religious Observances in Traditional Jewish Households -- Ritual Observance in Contemporary Pluralistic Jewish Households -- Denomination Shifts and Current Ritual Observance -- Parameters of Sabbath Observance in Jewish Homes -- Kashruth Observance in Jewish Households -- Revival of Traditionalist Behaviors -- Cultural Artifacts Illustrate Coalescence among Young Orthodox Jews -- Outmarriage and the American Dream -- Individualism, Jewish Households, and "Jewish Family Values -- PROFILING JEWISH ORGANIZATIONAL CONNECTIONS -- Communalism as Covenant -- Traditional Jewish Communal Patterns -- American Jewish Men and Women and Their Organizations -- Current Organizational Involvements -- Philanthropic Activities and Jewish Profiles -- A Culture of "Machers" Alienates Some Potential Activists -- Focusing on Women's Voluntarism -- American Jewish Leaders Receive High Secular and Jewish Education -- Jewish Professionals and Lifestyles of Service -- Consumers and Covenant Keepers -- NEGOTIATING BOTH SIDES OF THE HYPHEN -- Coalescence, Judaism, and Historic Syncretism -- Jewish Culture of Disbelief -- Making Coalescence Work for Jewish Life -- Religion and the Future of American Jewish Distinctiveness -- Back Matter
APPENDIX: THE METHODOLOGY OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH POPULATION SURVEY -- Joseph Waksberg -- 1. GENERAL SURVEY PROCEDURES -- 2. SAMPLE SELECTION -- 3. PRESURVEY OPERATIONS -- 4. ORGANIZATION OF DATA COLLECTION ACTIVITIES -- 5. DATA COLLECTION: FIRST TWO HASES-SCREENING AND RECONTACT AND VALIDATION -- 6. PHASE III: MAIN STUDY-DATA COLLECTION -- 7. WEIGHTING PROCEDURES -- 8. APPLICATION OF WEIGHTS -- 9. ACCURACY OF DATA -- NOTES -- Introduction -- Chapter One -- Chapter Two -- Chapter Three -- Chapter Four -- Chapter Five -- Chapter Six -- Chapter Seven -- Chapter Eight -- SUBJECT INDEX -- Index of Names
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Link Print version: Fishman, Sylvia Barack Jewish Life and American Culture Albany : State University of New York Press,c2000 9780791445457
Subject Jewish way of life.;Jews -- Cultural assimilation -- United States.;Judaism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.;Jews -- United States -- Identity.;United States -- Ethnic relations
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