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Jews and the Ends of Theory

Shai Ginsburg, Martin Land, and Jonathan Boyarin


Theory has often been coded as “Jewish”—not merely because Jewish intellectuals have been central participants, but also, this book argues, because certain problematics of modern Jewishness enrich theoretical questions across the humanities. In the range of violence and agency that can attend the appellation “Jew,” Jewishness is revealed as a rhetorical and not just social fact, one tied to profound questions of power, subjectivity, identity, figuration, language, and relation that are also central to modern theory and modern politics. Understanding Jewishness in its fluidity, this book helps ... More

Keywords: Jewishness, modern theory, modern politics, power, subjectivity, identity, figuration, language, relation, Jewish intellectuals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780823282005
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shai Ginsburg, editor
Duke University

Martin Land, editor
Hadassah College

Jonathan Boyarin, editor
Cornell University

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