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Contraversions: Jews and Other Differences

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  1. The Chosen Body
    Hardback | £41.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  2. Marc Chagall and His Times
    This book presents a new and comprehensive biography of one of the most prominent artists of the twentieth century in dialogue with the events and ideologies of his time. It encompasses the 98 years of Chagall's life (1887-1985),... Learn More
    Published: 29th September 2003
    Hardback | £11.99
    Paperback | £33.00
  3. The Labor of Life

    The Labor of Life

    Selected Plays

    Written by Hanoch Levin, Translated by Barbara Harshav, Introduced by Freddie Rokem

    Series Contraversions: Jews and Other Differences

    Stanford University Press

    Israeli playwright and director Hanoch Levin was one of the most original and innovative writers of his generation. Although Levin is familiar within the Israeli cultural context—and despite the steadily growing stream of literary... Learn More
    Published: 11th August 2003
    Paperback | £23.99
  4. Marc Chagall on Art and Culture
    Marc Chagall (1887-1985) traversed a long route from a boy in the Jewish Pale of Settlement, to a commissar of art in revolutionary Russia, to the position of a world-famous French artist. This book presents for the first time... Learn More
    Published: 11th July 2003
    Hardback | £42.00
    Paperback | £16.99
  5. Identity Theft
    This book offers the first full-length English-language biography of Avraam Uri Kovner, a fascinating and peculiar Russian-Jewish writer and criminal who lived at the end of the nineteenth century. It is also an examination of... Learn More
    Published: 14th May 2003
    Hardback | £52.00
  6. The Politics of Canonicity
    This book explores the complex relations among the hegemonic triad of territory, nation, and national literature that have characterized the modern European nation-state. In the case of Hebrew literature, this triad was unattainable... Learn More
    Published: 30th December 2002
    Hardback | £40.00
  7. Politics and the Limits of Law
    This book explores the emergence of the fundamental political concepts of medieval Jewish thought, arguing that alongside the well-known theocratic elements of the Bible there exists a vital tradition that conceives of politics... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2002
    Hardback | £49.00
  8. Maps of Women’s Goings and Stayings
    This book tells the life and travel stories of fascinating women, whether in fact or as possibility, and examines women's physical mobility in a culture of gendered, postcolonial space that restricts their movement. Straddling... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2002
    Hardback | £55.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  9. First Converts
    It has often been said that rich pagan women, much more so than men, were attracted both to early Judaism and Christianity. This book provides a new reading of sources from which this truism springs, focusing on two texts from... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2002
    Hardback | £20.99
  10. God’s Beauty Parlor
    God's Beauty Parlor opens the Bible to the contested body of critical commentary on sex and sexuality known as queer theory and to masculinity studies. The author pursues the themes of homoeroticism, masculinity, beauty, and violence... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2002
    Paperback | £23.99
  11. God’s Beauty Parlor
    God's Beauty Parlor opens the Bible to the contested body of critical commentary on sex and sexuality known as queer theory and to masculinity studies. The author pursues the themes of homoeroticism, masculinity, beauty, and violence... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2002
    Hardback | £51.00
  12. Menstrual Purity
    This book offers a new perspective on the extensive rabbinic discussions of menstrual impurity, female physiology, and anatomy, and on the social and religious institutions those discussions engendered. It analyzes the functions... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2000
    Hardback | £53.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  13. Rewriting the Jew
    In the Russian Empire of the 1870s and 1880s, while intellectuals and politicians debated the "Jewish Question," more and more acculturating Jews, who dressed, spoke, and behaved like non-Jews, appeared in real life and in literature.... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2002
    Hardback | £40.00
  14. The Sinner and the Amnesiac
    This is a detailed study of two intriguing figures in early rabbinic literature, shown to be products of the literary creativity of rabbinic storytellers who convey a particular ideology through the image of the rabbinic heroes... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2000
    Hardback | £61.00
  15. Web of Life
    Web of Life weaves its suggestive interpretation of Jewish culture in the Palestine of late antiquity on the warp of a singular, breathtakingly tragic, and sublime rabbinic text, Lamentations Rabbah. The textual analyses that... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2000
    Hardback | £50.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  16. Blessings, Curses, Hopes, and Fears
    In this delightful book, the author enumerates and classifies the formulas Yiddish speakers use to express their emotions—from blessings and thanks to lamentations and curses. A rarity among scholarly books, it brings joy while... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2000
    Paperback | £16.99
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