Jews, Race, and Environment

Jews, Race, and Environment

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Originally published in 1911, Jews, Race, and Environment presents the resultsof anthropological, demographic, pathological, and sociological investigationsof people who identify themselves as Jews. At the time Fishberg wrote thisbook, there was widespread interest in the idea of Jews as a race and in theethnic relationship of Jews to each other. The early twentieth century was aperiod of heavy Eastern European immigration to the United States. Manyquestioned if it were possible for Jews to assimilate into American culture,particularly into what was termed the body politic of Anglo-Saxoncommunities. Fishberg addresses these questions in this classic study.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 610 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 38.35mm | 940g
  • AldineTransaction
  • Somerset, United States
  • English
  • 1412805740
  • 9781412805742

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-The fundamental issue Fishberg implicitly raised in the title of his work remains an open question for Jews and others. What are the Jews? Are they a race? . . . For many Jews, and probably even more non-Jews, the answer to the question 'What are the Jews?' is not at all obvious and certainly not simple. That, perhaps, is what makes Fishberg's work still important, fascinating, and even relevant almost a century after its initial publication.-

--Mitchell Hart, AJS Perspectives "The fundamental issue Fishberg implicitly raised in the title of his work remains an open question for Jews and others. What are the Jews? Are they a race? . . . For many Jews, and probably even more non-Jews, the answer to the question 'What are the Jews?' is not at all obvious and certainly not simple. That, perhaps, is what makes Fishberg's work still important, fascinating, and even relevant almost a century after its initial publication."

--Mitchell Hart, AJS Perspectives "The fundamental issue Fishberg implicitly raised in the title of his work remains an open question for Jews and others. What are the Jews? Are they a race? . . . For many Jews, and probably even more non-Jews, the answer to the question 'What are the Jews?' is not at all obvious and certainly not simple. That, perhaps, is what makes Fishberg's work still important, fascinating, and even relevant almost a century after its initial publication."

--Mitchell Hart, "AJS Perspectives" "The fundamental issue Fishberg implicitly raised in the title of his work remains an open question for Jews and others. What are the Jews? Are they a race? . . . For many Jews, and probably even more non-Jews, the answer to the question 'What are the Jews?' is not at all obvious and certainly not simple. That, perhaps, is what makes Fishberg's work still important, fascinating, and even relevant almost a century after its initial publication."

--Mitchell Hart, "AJS Perspectives"
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About Maurice Fishberg

Maurice Fishberg was a clinical professor of medicine at New York University and a self-trained anthropologist who served as a consultant to the U.S. Bureau of Immigration. William B. Helmreich is a professor of sociology at CUNY Graduate Center and City College. He is working on a book about risk behavior.
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