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The Resource Fragile Spaces : Forays into Jewish Memory, European History and Complex Identities, Steven E. Aschheim

Fragile Spaces : Forays into Jewish Memory, European History and Complex Identities, Steven E. Aschheim

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Fragile Spaces : Forays into Jewish Memory, European History and Complex Identities
Title
Fragile Spaces
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Forays into Jewish Memory, European History and Complex Identities
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Steven E. Aschheim
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Language
eng
Summary
This book consists of a range of essays covering the complex crises, tensions and dilemmas but also the positive potential in the meeting of Jews with Western culture. In numerous contexts and through the work of fascinating individuals and thinkers, the work examines some of the consequences of political, cultural and personal rupture, as well as the manifold ways in which various Jewish intellectuals, politicians (and occasionally spies!) sought to respond to these ruptures and carve out new, sometimes profound, sometimes fanciful, options of thought and action. It also delves critically into the attacks on liberal and Enlightenment humanism. In almost all the essays the fragility of things is palpably present and the book touches on some of the ironies, problematics and functions of responses to that condition. The work mirrors the author's ongoing fascination with the always fraught, fragile and creatively fecund confrontation of Jews (and others) with European modernity, its history, politics, culture and self-definition. In a time of increasing anxiety and feelings of fragility, this work may be helpful in understanding how people at an earlier (and sometimes contemporary) period sought to come to terms with a similar predicament
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Aschheim, Steven E
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other
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts
Series volume
volume 8
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  • Jews
  • Collective memory
Target audience
specialized
Label
Fragile Spaces : Forays into Jewish Memory, European History and Complex Identities, Steven E. Aschheim
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Empathy, Autobiography and the Tasks and Tensions of the Historian
  • Part II Culture and Complex Identities
  • 6. The Weimar Kaleidoscope -- And, Incidentally, Frankfurt's Not Minor Place In It
  • 7. The Avant-Garde and the Jews
  • 8. Vienna: Harbinger of Creativity and Catastrophe
  • Part III Politics
  • 9. Between the Particular and the Universal: Rescuing the Particular from the Particularists and the Universal from the Universalists
  • 10. Zionism and Europe
  • 11. Gershom Scholem and the Left
  • Part IV Scholarly Dilemmas and Personal Confrontations
  • Frontmatter
  • 12. Between New York and Jerusalem: Gershom Scholem and Hannah Arendt
  • 13. An Unwritten Letter from Victor Klemperer to Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem
  • 14. Moshe Idel and the Critique of German Jewry
  • 15. On Grading Jewishness: Pierre Birnbaum's Geography of Hope
  • 16. The Memory Man: Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi and the Fallen Jew
  • 17. Of Memory, History -- and Eggplants: The Odyssey of Saul Friedländer
  • 18. The Modern Jewish Medici: Salman Schocken between Merchandise and Culture
  • 19. Hans Jonas and his Troubled Century
  • 20. Islamic Jihad, Zionism, and Espionage in the Great War
  • Copyright Acknowledgements
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Contents
  • 1. Introduction
  • Part I History, Memory and Genocide
  • 2. The Dialectic of Enlightenment Revisited
  • 3. Why the Germans? Why the Jews? The Perennial Holocaust Question
  • 4. Lessons of the Holocaust: A Critical Examination
Control code
ybp99984118350
Extent
1 online resource ( 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Limited to one user at a time
Isbn
9783110593082
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110596939
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Fragile Spaces : Forays into Jewish Memory, European History and Complex Identities, Steven E. Aschheim
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Empathy, Autobiography and the Tasks and Tensions of the Historian
  • Part II Culture and Complex Identities
  • 6. The Weimar Kaleidoscope -- And, Incidentally, Frankfurt's Not Minor Place In It
  • 7. The Avant-Garde and the Jews
  • 8. Vienna: Harbinger of Creativity and Catastrophe
  • Part III Politics
  • 9. Between the Particular and the Universal: Rescuing the Particular from the Particularists and the Universal from the Universalists
  • 10. Zionism and Europe
  • 11. Gershom Scholem and the Left
  • Part IV Scholarly Dilemmas and Personal Confrontations
  • Frontmatter
  • 12. Between New York and Jerusalem: Gershom Scholem and Hannah Arendt
  • 13. An Unwritten Letter from Victor Klemperer to Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem
  • 14. Moshe Idel and the Critique of German Jewry
  • 15. On Grading Jewishness: Pierre Birnbaum's Geography of Hope
  • 16. The Memory Man: Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi and the Fallen Jew
  • 17. Of Memory, History -- and Eggplants: The Odyssey of Saul Friedländer
  • 18. The Modern Jewish Medici: Salman Schocken between Merchandise and Culture
  • 19. Hans Jonas and his Troubled Century
  • 20. Islamic Jihad, Zionism, and Espionage in the Great War
  • Copyright Acknowledgements
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Contents
  • 1. Introduction
  • Part I History, Memory and Genocide
  • 2. The Dialectic of Enlightenment Revisited
  • 3. Why the Germans? Why the Jews? The Perennial Holocaust Question
  • 4. Lessons of the Holocaust: A Critical Examination
Control code
ybp99984118350
Extent
1 online resource ( 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Limited to one user at a time
Isbn
9783110593082
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110596939
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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