Europe's and America's "New Jews"

Cynthia M. Baker

Vortrag in englischer Sprache
The word Jew has evoked a wide range of images and meanings over time, and it continues to do so today. In recent years, the phrase “new Jews” has been used in public discourse as a kind of critical lens through which to interpret issues related to justice, equity, and the politics of identity. An exploration of how this phrase is invoked, and in what contexts, can reveal much about the persistent and changing connotations of Jew, as well as about current cultural dynamics in the European Union and the United States of America.

Der öffentliche Vortrag ist Bestandteil der Konferenz “Jewish Friends. Contemporary Figures of the Jew” – Workshop/Conference for early-and mid-career researchers, die vom 16. bis 18. Oktober in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institut für Judaistik der Freien Universität Berlin stattfindet. Das Programm hierzu finden Sie auf der Internetseite des Dahlem Humanities Center.