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The Resource 'The Jew' in late-Victorian and Edwardian culture : between the East End and East Africa, edited by Eitan Bar-Yosef and Nadia Valman

'The Jew' in late-Victorian and Edwardian culture : between the East End and East Africa, edited by Eitan Bar-Yosef and Nadia Valman

Label
'The Jew' in late-Victorian and Edwardian culture : between the East End and East Africa
Title
'The Jew' in late-Victorian and Edwardian culture
Title remainder
between the East End and East Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Eitan Bar-Yosef and Nadia Valman
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'The Jew', widely recognized in recent scholarship as a potent symbol of debates about modernity, became a particularly charged figure during the late-Victorian and Edwardian years, a period that witnessed the mass migration of East European Jews to Britain, the South African War (1899-1902), the proposal to establish a Jewish colony in East Africa (1903), and the introduction of the Aliens Act (1905). In these turbulent years, 'the Jew' was imagined as both black and white, infinitely wealthy and yet abjectly poor, refusing to assimilate and yet assuming a 'false' English identity, ideal colonizer and undesirable immigrant, 'alien' and yet almost overly familiar." "While attempts to account for these contradictions have all but ignored the crucial reference point of the Empire, this innovative and interdisciplinary volume considers the projection of the figure of 'the Jew' onto a vast geographical grid - not only the East/West divide within the British metropolitan centre, but also the much wider colonial context, shifting between Britain, Africa, and Palestine. Exploring links between Zionist culture and the British imperial experience, essays in this collection suggest how the methods of postcolonial criticism may be applied both to modern Jewish perceptions of territory and nation and to the image of 'the Jew' in the British political imagination."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.E5
LC item number
J4155 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bar-Yosef, Eitan
  • Valman, Nadia
Series statement
Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jewish literature
  • Zionism
  • England
Label
'The Jew' in late-Victorian and Edwardian culture : between the East End and East Africa, edited by Eitan Bar-Yosef and Nadia Valman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • Between the East End and East Africa: Rethinking Images of 'the Jew' in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Culture/
  • Eitan Bar-Yosef
  • Nadia Valman
  • 1.
  • Jews and Jewels: A Symbolic Economy on the South African Diamond Fields/
  • Adrienne Munich
  • 2.
  • Little Jew Boys Made Good: Immigration, the South African War, and Anglo-Jewish Fiction/
  • Nadia Valman
  • 3.
  • Acting like an Alien: 'Civil' Antisemitism, the Rhetoricized Jew, and Early Twentieth-Century British Immigration Law/
  • Lara Trubowitz
  • 4.
  • Commerce, State, and Anti-Alienism: Balancing Britain's Interests in the Late-Victorian Period/
  • Nicholas J. Evans
  • 5.
  • Ghosts of Kishinev in the East End: Responses to a Pogrom in the Jewish London of 1903/
  • Ben Gidley
  • 6.
  • Jews, Englishmen, and Folklorists: The Scholarship of Joseph Jacobs and Moses Gaster/
  • Simon Rabinovitch
  • 7.
  • Imperial Zion: Israel Zangwill and the English Origins of Territorialism/
  • David Glover
  • 8.
  • Zionism, Territorialism, Race, and Nation in the Thought and Politics of Israel Zangwill/
  • Meri-Jane Rochelson
  • 9.
  • 'By Whom Shall She Arise? For She Is Small': The Wales-Israel Tradition in the Edwardian Period/
  • Jasmine Donahaye
  • 10.
  • Spying Out the Land: The Zionist Expedition to East Africa, 1905/
  • Eitan Bar-Yosef
  • 11.
  • Herzl, the Scramble, and a Meeting that Never Happened: Revisiting the Notion of an African Zion/
  • Mark Levene
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Control code
ocn150361420
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 241 p.
Isbn
9781403997029
Lccn
2008036027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
'The Jew' in late-Victorian and Edwardian culture : between the East End and East Africa, edited by Eitan Bar-Yosef and Nadia Valman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • Between the East End and East Africa: Rethinking Images of 'the Jew' in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Culture/
  • Eitan Bar-Yosef
  • Nadia Valman
  • 1.
  • Jews and Jewels: A Symbolic Economy on the South African Diamond Fields/
  • Adrienne Munich
  • 2.
  • Little Jew Boys Made Good: Immigration, the South African War, and Anglo-Jewish Fiction/
  • Nadia Valman
  • 3.
  • Acting like an Alien: 'Civil' Antisemitism, the Rhetoricized Jew, and Early Twentieth-Century British Immigration Law/
  • Lara Trubowitz
  • 4.
  • Commerce, State, and Anti-Alienism: Balancing Britain's Interests in the Late-Victorian Period/
  • Nicholas J. Evans
  • 5.
  • Ghosts of Kishinev in the East End: Responses to a Pogrom in the Jewish London of 1903/
  • Ben Gidley
  • 6.
  • Jews, Englishmen, and Folklorists: The Scholarship of Joseph Jacobs and Moses Gaster/
  • Simon Rabinovitch
  • 7.
  • Imperial Zion: Israel Zangwill and the English Origins of Territorialism/
  • David Glover
  • 8.
  • Zionism, Territorialism, Race, and Nation in the Thought and Politics of Israel Zangwill/
  • Meri-Jane Rochelson
  • 9.
  • 'By Whom Shall She Arise? For She Is Small': The Wales-Israel Tradition in the Edwardian Period/
  • Jasmine Donahaye
  • 10.
  • Spying Out the Land: The Zionist Expedition to East Africa, 1905/
  • Eitan Bar-Yosef
  • 11.
  • Herzl, the Scramble, and a Meeting that Never Happened: Revisiting the Notion of an African Zion/
  • Mark Levene
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Control code
ocn150361420
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 241 p.
Isbn
9781403997029
Lccn
2008036027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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