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Levinas, Adorno, and the Ethics of the Material Other

A provocative examination of the consequences of Levinas’s and Adorno’s thought for contemporary ethics and political philosophy.

Off the Derech

Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world.

The Projected Nation

Investigates how Argentine cinema has represented rural spaces and urban margins from the 1910s to the present.

Belonging Too Well

Shows how Ozick’s characters attempt to mediate a complex Jewish identity, one that bridges the differences between traditional Judaism and secular American culture.

The Politics of Identity

Makes the surprising claim that identity politics can facilitate rather than undermine worker solidarity.

Where We Find Ourselves

Explores the universal longing for home, illuminated through the essays, poetry, and fiction of forty Jewish women writers from around the world.

Homelessness, Citizenship, and Identity

Explores the political and economic causes and consequences of homelessness.

Identity Matters

Blends memoir and scholarship to provide a moving and sometimes unsettling look at how academic discourse affects the cultural values and identities that students bring into the writing classroom.

Between Femininities

An investigation into the complex processes of "becoming a girl."

Elites, Language, and the Politics of Identity

Uses Norway to test the claim that elites are central to the politicization of linguistic conflict.

Kibbutzniks in the Diaspora

Explores the search for identity under changing conditions by examining the lives of kibbutz-born young people living in L.A.

Reconstructing Citizenship

Provides the most comprehensive analysis of the rise of citizenship conflict in contemporary France.

France on Display

Explores national identity in twentieth-century France.