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Jewish Studies as CounterlifeA Report to the Academy$
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Adam Zachary Newton

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780823283958

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823283958.001.0001

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Interchapter II The Dialectics of Ownership

Interchapter II The Dialectics of Ownership

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Jewish Studies as Counterlife
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Adam Zachary Newton

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823283958.003.0004

“Your Jewish Studies is not our Jewish Studies.” Unpacking my academic library in some humbler version of Walter Benjamin’s famous self-accounting, thus was I welcomed to a private college by a standard-bearing member of its academic Jewish Studies faculty. “Guilds and their vicissitudes,” I’m sure I reflected to myself, softening the edginess with obliging humor. As the great Jewish satirist Victor Borge used to say, “It’s your language; I’m just trying to use it.” Promptly filed away as a mordant piece of ...

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