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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, (electronic book)

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

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 recent 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
Member of
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
305.892/404209034
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.E5
LC item number
J4155 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • South Africa
Label
'The Jew' in late-Victorian and Edwardian culture : between the East End and East Africa, edited by Eitan Bar-Yosef and Nadia Valman, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-233) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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 / E. Bar-Yosef & N. Valman -- Jews and Jewels: A Symbolic Economy on the South African Diamond Fields / A. Munich -- Little Jew Boys Made Good: Immigration, the South African War, and Anglo-Jewish Fiction / N. Valman -- Acting Like an Alien: 'Civil' Antisemitism, the Rhetoricized Jew, and Early Twentieth-Century British Immigration Law / L. Trubowitz -- Commerce, State, and Anti-Alienism: Balancing Britain's Interests in the Late-Victorian Period / N. Evans -- The Ghosts of Kishinev in the East End: Responses to a Pogrom in the Jewish London of 1903 / B. Gidley -- Jews, Englishmen, and Folklorists: The Scholarship of Joseph Jacobs and Moses Gaster / S. Rabinovitch -- Imperial Zion: Israel Zangwill and the English Origins of Territorialism / D. Glover -- Zionism, Territorialism, Race, and Nation in the Thought and Politics of Israel Zangwill / M. Rochelson -- 'By Whom Shall She Arise? For She Is Small': The Wales-Israel Tradition in the Edwardian Period / J. Donahaye -- Spying Out the Land: The Zionist Expedition to East Africa, 1905 / E. Bar-Yosef -- Herzl, the Scramble, and a Meeting that Never Happened: Revisiting the Notion of an African Zion / M. Levene
Control code
SPR314828586
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 241 pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230594371
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/9780230594371
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
'The Jew' in late-Victorian and Edwardian culture : between the East End and East Africa, edited by Eitan Bar-Yosef and Nadia Valman, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-233) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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 / E. Bar-Yosef & N. Valman -- Jews and Jewels: A Symbolic Economy on the South African Diamond Fields / A. Munich -- Little Jew Boys Made Good: Immigration, the South African War, and Anglo-Jewish Fiction / N. Valman -- Acting Like an Alien: 'Civil' Antisemitism, the Rhetoricized Jew, and Early Twentieth-Century British Immigration Law / L. Trubowitz -- Commerce, State, and Anti-Alienism: Balancing Britain's Interests in the Late-Victorian Period / N. Evans -- The Ghosts of Kishinev in the East End: Responses to a Pogrom in the Jewish London of 1903 / B. Gidley -- Jews, Englishmen, and Folklorists: The Scholarship of Joseph Jacobs and Moses Gaster / S. Rabinovitch -- Imperial Zion: Israel Zangwill and the English Origins of Territorialism / D. Glover -- Zionism, Territorialism, Race, and Nation in the Thought and Politics of Israel Zangwill / M. Rochelson -- 'By Whom Shall She Arise? For She Is Small': The Wales-Israel Tradition in the Edwardian Period / J. Donahaye -- Spying Out the Land: The Zionist Expedition to East Africa, 1905 / E. Bar-Yosef -- Herzl, the Scramble, and a Meeting that Never Happened: Revisiting the Notion of an African Zion / M. Levene
Control code
SPR314828586
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 241 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230594371
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/9780230594371
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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