You Should See Yourself: Jewish Identity in Postmodern American Culture

Synopsis

The past few decades have seen a remarkable surge in Jewish influences on American culture. Entertainers and artists such as Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Allegra Goodman, and Tony Kushner have heralded new waves of television, film, literature, and theater; a major klezmer revival is under way; bagels are now as common-place as pizza; and kabbalah has become as cool as crystals. Does this broad range of cultural expression accurately reflect what it means to be Jewish in America today?

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Vincent Brook
  • Andrea Most
  • Janet Handler Burstein
  • Jan Lewis
  • James Fisher
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New Brunswick, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2006