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dc.contributor.authorAschheim, Steven E.
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-30T05:30:49Z
dc.date.available2021-10-30T05:30:49Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51203
dc.description.abstractThis book consists of a range of essays covering the complex crises, tensions and dilemmas but also the positive potential in the meeting of Jews with Western culture. In numerous contexts and through the work of fascinating individuals and thinkers, the work examines some of the consequences of political, cultural and personal rupture, as well as the manifold ways in which various Jewish intellectuals, politicians (and occasionally spies!) sought to respond to these ruptures and carve out new, sometimes profound, sometimes fanciful, options of thought and action. It also delves critically into the attacks on liberal and Enlightenment humanism. In almost all the essays the fragility of things is palpably present and the book touches on some of the ironies, problematics and functions of responses to that condition. The work mirrors the author's ongoing fascination with the always fraught, fragile and creatively fecund confrontation of Jews (and others) with European modernity, its history, politics, culture and self-definition. In a time of increasing anxiety and feelings of fragility, this work may be helpful in understanding how people at an earlier (and sometimes contemporary) period sought to come to terms with a similar predicament.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSR Religious groups: social & cultural aspects
dc.subject.otherSocial Science
dc.subject.otherEssays
dc.subject.otherSocial Science
dc.subject.otherJewish Studies
dc.titleFragile Spaces
dc.title.alternativeForays into Jewish Memory, European History and Complex Identities (Volume 8)
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1515/9783110596939
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy2b386f62-fc18-4108-bcf1-ade3ed4cf2f3
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintDe Gruyter
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/6816c32a-e630-4517-a393-3a94b6642bc4
oapen.identifier.isbn9783110596939
grantor.number105461


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