The Menorah Journal and Shaping American Jewish Identity: Culture and Evolutionary Sociology
Kaufman, Matthew, Shofar
The study of the popularization of science sheds light on how particular ethnic and religious communities engage with science. To gain a properly nuanced view, this study must extend to include nonscientific journals that address those communities. The Menorah Journal, an influential English-language American Jewish publication, serves as a case in point. The Menorah Journal's use of evolutionary sociology in articles during its peak from 1915 to 1929 reveals that the American culture of scientific inquiry forms the backdrop to the Menorah Journal's push to construct a Jewish American identity based not upon religion or nationalism, but upon ethnicity. In the pages of the Menorah Journal, …
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Publication information: Article title: The Menorah Journal and Shaping American Jewish Identity: Culture and Evolutionary Sociology. Contributors: Kaufman, Matthew - Author. Journal title: Shofar. Volume: 30. Issue: 4 Publication date: Summer 2012. Page number: 61+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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