Jewish Social Studies
History, Culture, Society
- Keywords: Anthropology, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies, Identity, Jewish Culture, Jewish Literature, Jewish Peoples, Jewish Studies, Political Movements, Social Science
Jewish Social Studies plays an important role in advancing the understanding of Jewish life and the Jewish past. Key themes are issues of identity and peoplehood, the vistas opened by the integration of gender as a primary category in the study of history, and the multiplicities inherent in the evolution of Jewish societies and cultures around the world and over time. Regular features include work in anthropology, politics, sociology, religion, and literature, as well as case studies and theoretical discussions, all of which serve to re-chart the boundaries of Jewish historical scholarship.