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  • While America Watchesby Jeffrey Shandler

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 38.00

    America's struggle against Nazism is one of the few aspects of World War II that has escaped controversy. Historians agree that it was a widely popular war, different from the subsequent conflicts in Korea and Vietnam because of the absence of partisan sniping, ebbing morale, or calls for a negotiated peace. In this provocative book, Steven Casey challenges... more...

  • While America Watchesby Jeffrey Shandler

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 22.99

    The Holocaust holds a unique place in American public culture, and, as Jeffrey Shandler argues in While America Watches, it is television, more than any other medium, that has brought the Holocaust into our homes, our hearts, and our minds. Much has been written about Holocaust film and literature, and yet the medium that brings the subject to most... more...

  • Jews, God, and Videotapeby Jeffrey Shandler

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    Engaging media has been an ongoing issue for American Jews, as it has been for other religious communities in the United States, for several generations. Jews, God, and Videotape is a pioneering examination of the impact of new communications technologies and media practices on the religious life of American Jewry over the past century. Shandler’s... more...

  • Shtetlby Jeffrey Shandler

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    By examining the meaning of shtetl , Jeffrey Shandler asks how Jewish life in provincial towns in Eastern Europe has become the subject of extensive creativity, memory, and scholarship. He traces the trajectory of writing about these towns, by Jews and non-Jews, residents and visitors, researchers, novelists, memoirists, journalists, and others,... more...

  • Adventures in Yiddishlandby Jeffrey Shandler

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 31.95

    Adventures in Yiddishland examines the transformation of Yiddish in the six decades since the Holocaust, tracing its shift from the language of daily life for millions of Jews to what the author terms a postvernacular language of diverse and expanding symbolic value. With a thorough command of modern Yiddish culture as well as its centuries-old history,... more...

  • Anne Frank Unboundby Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett; Jeffrey Shandler

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    As millions of people around the world who have read her diary attest, Anne Frank, the most familiar victim of the Holocaust, has a remarkable place in contemporary memory. Anne Frank Unbound looks beyond this young girl?s words at the numerous ways people have engaged her life and writing. Apart from officially sanctioned works and organizations,... more...

  • Chosen Capitalby Rebecca Kobrin; Jonathan Sarna; Daniel Soyer; Jeffrey Shandler; Jon Pollack; David S. Koffman; Ira Katznelson; Daniel Katz; Phyllis Dillon; Andrew Godley; Andrew Dolkart; Marni Davis; Jonathan Karp; Eli Lederhendler; Olga Litvak; Sarah Stein

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 26.95

    At what moments and in what ways did Jews play a central role in American capitalism? Chosen Capital addresses this question head-on by exploring Jews? impact on American capitalism as both its architects?through their participation in specific industries?and as its most vocal critics through their support of unionism and radical political movements.... more...

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