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Introduction

Howard Wettstein

in Diasporas and Exiles

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780520228641
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520926899 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520228641.003.0001
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This volume represents and extends the work of a fall 1997 University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) residential research group on Jewish identity in the diaspora. The group was multidisciplinary; members represented anthropology, art history, comparative literature, cultural studies, German, history, philosophy, political theory, and sociology. General agreement within the group was rare, but the disagreements proved to be a source of great stimulation. This introductory chapter is something of a roadmap of the terrain covered by the subsequent chapters. It begins with brief discussions of the diaspora/exile distinction and the concept of Jewish identity.

Keywords: Jewish identity; diaspora; exile

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Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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