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    DescriptionHonorable Mention in the 2012 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism When Hella Winston began talking with Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn for her doctoral dissertation in sociology, she was surprised to be covertly introduced to Hasidim unhappy with their highly restrictive way of life and sometimes desperately struggling to escape it. "Unchosen" tells the stories of these "rebel" Hasidim, serious questioners who long for greater personal and intellectual freedom than their communities allow. In her new Preface, Winston discusses the passionate reactions the book has elicited among Hasidim and non-Hasidim alike. Named one of "Publishers Weekly"'s Ten Best Religion Books of 2005.

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    The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hella Winston
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 190
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9780807036273
    ISBN 10: 0807036277

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    BISAC V2.8: SOC005000
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25460
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 48
    BISAC V2.8: SOC039000, SOC049000
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    B&T Approval Code: A31665600
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL115000
    B&T Approval Code: A13427200
    DC21: 305.69683320
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    DC22: 305.6/968332/097471
    LC classification: F128.9.J5 W55 2005
    DC22: 305.69683320
    Beacon Press
    Imprint name
    Beacon Press
    Publication date
    15 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Author Information
    Hella Winston is pursuing her Ph.D. in sociology at the Graduate Center for the City University of New York. She lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    Complex and heart-wrenchingly compelling. --Caroline Leavitt, "Boston Globe" "Winston . . . builds fascinating case studies, inviting readers into her interviewees' conflicted, and often painful, lives . . . show[ing] us a Hasidic underworld where large families and a lack of secular education have resulted in extreme poverty and some serious at-risk behavior among youth. Her story of courage and intellectual rebellion will inspire anyone who has ever felt like a religious outcast." --"Publishers Weekly, " starred review "Good for Hasidim, non-Hasidim and every reader who responds to one of the oldest plots on Earth-the need of some people to leave the community that raised them, and figure out the world for themselves." --Carlin Romano, "Philadelphia Inquirer" "Dives fearlessly into a fascinating topic . . . Winston channels the exhilaration of her subjects' newfound freedom, without losing all compassion for the disappointed--even angry--community they are leaving behind."--Holly Lebowitz Rossi, "Dallas Morning News"