By Sarah Imhoff

ISBN-10: 0253026067

ISBN-13: 9780253026064

ISBN-10: 0253026210

ISBN-13: 9780253026217

How did American Jewish males event manhood, and the way did they current their masculinity to others? during this exact e-book, Sarah Imhoff exhibits that the undertaking of shaping American Jewish manhood used to be not only one in all assimilation or exclusion. Jewish manhood used to be neither a replicate of normative American manhood nor its detrimental, effeminate contrary. Imhoff demonstrates how early 20th-century Jews built a gentler, much less competitive manhood, drawn in part from the yank pioneer spirit and immigration adventure, but additionally from Hollywood and the YMCA, which required excessive cultivation of a muscled male body. She contends that those types helped Jews articulate the price of an acculturated American Judaism. Tapping right into a wealthy old literature to bare how Jews checked out masculinity otherwise than Protestants or different spiritual teams, Imhoff illuminates the actual event of yankee Jewish men.

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