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Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-0814757307 ISBN-10: 0814757308

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 325 pages
  • Publisher: NYU Press (February 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814757308
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814757307
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #995,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Historian McGinity (Brown) makes an effort to evoke new perspectives on the intermarriage of US Jewish women during the 20th century.The author offers a brief candid assessment of her own experience, which seems contrary to accepted views that marrying "out" is a prescription for diminished religious and social identity, leading to assimilation.”
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“McGinity's work makes clear the need for further study of intermarriage including experiences of Jewish men; comparisons of intermarried and in-married Jewish women; consideration of same-sex intermarriages; and, finally, larger sociological studies of contemporary women.”
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"C. Wright Mills used the term "sociological imagination" to describe the insight a person has who "understand[s] the larger historical scene in terms of its meaning for the inner life and external career of a variety of individuals." In this regard McGinity's book reveals her own strong sociological imagination."-American Jewish History,

"If you thought there was nothing new to say about Jews and intermarriage, think again. McGinity's well-researched study focuses on American Jewish women who intermarried during the twentieth century and demonstrates that many of them not only remained Jewish but, paradoxically, became more Jewish, perhaps in response to the challenge of having a non-Jewish spouse. An invaluable addition to the scant scholarly literature on intermarriage, this volume shows that in intermarriage, as in so much else, gender matters."
-Jonathan D. Sarna,author of American Judaism: A History



"This compelling, impeccably researched book should make a huge difference in how we understand the contentious issue of intermarriage in the Jewish community. By putting Jewish women into the center of the story, McGinity offers a fresh perspective that challenges standard interpretations. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of Jewish life in America as well as for all those concerned with present-day patterns, policies, and outreach programs."
-Joyce Antler,Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture at Brandeis University

About the Author

Keren R. McGinity, Ph.D. is Associate Research Scientist at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, Scholar-in-Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, and Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan’s Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Sens on May 8, 2009
Format: Hardcover
As a Jewish man married to a non-Jewish woman, I approached this book from the gender flip-side and couldn't put it down. With each page, I found myself reflecting on my own sense of identity and how it shapes the dynamics of my marriage and the way I interact with my two children. Reading Still Jewish was like holding up a mirror to our lives. McGinity's work offers the best of both worlds. It has the weight of scholarship behind it, but her writing is a pleasure, fluent and accessible, and in the very personal stories she relates, she is empathetic, objective and insightful all at once. I've since given my copy to my wife, but the impact of the book has stayed with me. I feel more attuned than ever to the challenges and rewards of being a husband and father. It's hard to ask for more out of book when it manages to shed light on the lives of others even as it teaches us about ourselves.
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Keren McGinity in Still Jewish provides thoughtful analysis, historical perspective, and careful research which hopefully will elevate the public discussion of interfaith marriage within the Jewish community. As a sensititve and astute historian and interviewer, Keren McGinity is able to uncover the deeper and more nuanced complexities of interfaith marriage that require close examination and study.
This book should be required reading for pulpit rabbis, teachers, parents and Jewish community leaders who speak, teach, or write about the topic for public consumption and want to be fully informed on the latest research and analytical ways to think about interfaith marriage. I also highly recommend Keren McGinity as a speaker on the topic. I had the honor of having her guest lecture to my University of Michigan undergraduate course on the Sociology of the American Jewish Community. My students were as engaged and impressed with her presentation and the subsequent discussion as I was, and several followed-up with her in the weeks after the talk to discuss both theoretical and personal issues about interfaith relationships.
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